#1
I just got a Standard MIM Stratocaster and it buzzes on the lower strings alot. I tryed rasing the action and it did not really help. CAn anyone help me?
#2
what string do you use?
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#3
Can you hear the buzz coming over the amp or just when you're sitting playing unplugged? 'coz if it doesn't come through the amp then don't worry.

Also, it might not be fret buzz, it might be the tuners vibrating slightly, so just tighten up the little screws on top.

If none of this works, wait 'til someone smarter than me comes along to help.
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#4
It depends on where it's buzzing. What notes do you play when you get the buzz. If you're playing the open strings, the nut can either be slotted to low or than can be a high fret. Make sure your neck is pretty straight (put a capo on the first fret, fret the last fret and look at the 7-8 fret), and adjust the truss rod accordingly. We're going to need more info.

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#5
Quote by Strat_Monkey
Can you hear the buzz coming over the amp or just when you're sitting playing unplugged? 'coz if it doesn't come through the amp then don't worry.

Also, it might not be fret buzz, it might be the tuners vibrating slightly, so just tighten up the little screws on top.

If none of this works, wait 'til someone smarter than me comes along to help.



I think you got it head on. I had my amp turned down and could hear the guitar cleary over it. Thanks
#6
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#7
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#8
And so you should!
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#9
Now that I listen, thats not it. I can hear it in the amp. Im pretty sure the string is vibrating against the frets. When i apo the first and last frets, the 7-8th frets are almost touching the strings. What does that mean?
#10
So I was wrong? F*ck!
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#11
It means your action may be too low. Unplug the guitar from the amp and play acoustically. See if you can hear any buzz. If you can, then you'll most likely have to adjust your neck to be straight, then go from there. Depends though.

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#12
See if your neck is straight, ie do the capo thing but also do it by eye, put the guitar on the ground and look down both sides of the neck from the headstock. It should be almost straight but the top should curve forward just a little, this is called the bow in the neck. If your neck is "straight" then you've got to raise your action a little more. If it still buzzes even with the action relatively high, you might need a professional setup, or even need to get your frets leveled.
#13
Quote by Moloro0
Now that I listen, thats not it. I can hear it in the amp. Im pretty sure the string is vibrating against the frets. When i apo the first and last frets, the 7-8th frets are almost touching the strings. What does that mean?


means ur necks pretty straight. more bend will help you to to clear a high fret, while keeping ur action lower.

also, make sure ur bridge is level.
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