#1
Hey, I've just changed strings (same gauge, different brand). Put on Ernie Ball Slinkie (sp).

Everything's alright, but the 6th (thick one) string is now giving away some buzzing noise when I play. It's more obvious when I turn the volume down, but it's still there when I'm playing thru my amp.

How can I fix this?
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#2
Have a look at the action, the string is vibrating and hitting off the fret markers - makes the buzzing noise. If you don't want to get your action set any higher, talk to someone about sanding the fret markers down a bit.
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#3
Maybe it's because I play in Drop D?! I don't remember it buzzing when tuned to Standard.
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#4
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Maybe it's because I play in Drop D?! I don't remember it buzzing when tuned to Standard.

Ah, that would be because you have loosened the 6th string...it's going to flap around more. But, as you say, if it doesn't happen in standard, I wouldn't worry about it too much.
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#6
Shitty one. Next question.

Though the tone is great, the buzzing is only there when the volume is down. When I actually play, it's great. I like my guitar...
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#8
LAf, that was pretty funny. he needs to know the bridge type.
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#10
oh sorry, i just laughed to myself, so "LAF" usually comes out. just a habbit.

if it's a TOM i think he might be in a spot cause dropping the D is going to make that string so floppy the action will have to be put pretty high.
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#11
Yeah. I don't know, I wouldn't mind raising the action pretty high. I recently lowered mine on my SG, but to be honest, I was fine with it being way up there. He might not like that, though...

He could raise one post on the TOM, by like half a turn, and it would be fine - and probably cure the buzzing. Just would have to re-intonate.
#12
Sorry guys, it's a Standard Strat. Tremolo bridge.

Sorry

Will appreciate any help!!!

But seriously, I'm the kind of person who doesn't know what is that in guitars I may be a shitty player (depends on what the standard is...), but I know my theory

Yeah, I know I can raise the action, the little thingies (saddles, they called?), but is it the only way?! You see, the action seems to be perfect (I mean, the height of all strings...), so it might not be the cause.
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#13


lower these two pegs with a tiny allen wrench to raise that string.
(you can just raise that string)

and if ur bridge is lifted then repost if u want to level it.


if u really dont want to raise that string, ull want to go wt a thicker string to tighten things up a bit.


*phil's pic
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#15
i saw ur edit. added in that a thicker gauge, will change the neck angle a little and tighten the tension on the downtuned string.


but really, it's just one string, it's not a big deal.
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#16
Yeah, the riffs in Drop D sound killer awesome, so I don't think it's that big a problem...

Thank you for all the help!
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