#1
Hi all,

I usually play my Tele through a Digitech RP500 multi-effect pedal using a headphone that I plug into the pedal as I cannot play through an amp at home because I live in a very thin-walled house.

Yesterday I took my Vox amp to someplace else and played through it. I noticed that my low E is being a pain in the ass. There's a lot of buzz when I play it. Also, When I play harmonics on the 7th or 12th fret, all strings sound good and have quite long sustain, while the low E string sounds as if it is palm muted.

Any ideas on what's the problem and how to solve it?

Thanks!
#2
Does it buzz played open or fretted? If fretted, all frets or just some? If just open, it could be the nut slot for the low E is cut too low. If when fretted your neck may need more relief, or the action for that string may be too low. If everything else checks out, put on a different string. I've run into situations where there is a flaw in a string which can cause buzzing, odd harmonics, ir intonation problems.