#1
does anyone else get bad noises when playing around the 12 fret on the high e or b strings? this has happened to me on the last 2 guitars ive owned. the noises sound like theyre badly resonating and they sound ringing (in bad way). this only happens when im distorted. sux
#4
Thats because of intonation. DONT BUMP YOUR THREAD
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#5
get your intonation checked on those two strings...
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#7
It's not the intonation - what he's describing is nothing to do with it. Sounds like your action is too low on those strings and it's fretting out slightly. Raising the action should help in the short term, however chances are you've either got a dodgy fret or your truss rod needs a tweak - take it to a shop and get it set up properly and you should be able to have the action at it's current height with no problems.

It could be that the pickups are too close to the strings, especially if it's more noticeable under distortion, however that's unlikely as I'd expect problems with every note then.
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#8
The same thing happens to me, the high notes sound thin and unsteady. Not sure myself of what it is, sorry I cant help.
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It's not the intonation - what he's describing is nothing to do with it. Sounds like your action is too low on those strings and it's fretting out slightly. Raising the action should help in the short term, however chances are you've either got a dodgy fret or your truss rod needs a tweak - take it to a shop and get it set up properly and you should be able to have the action at it's current height with no problems.

It could be that the pickups are too close to the strings, especially if it's more noticeable under distortion, however that's unlikely as I'd expect problems with every note then.

IMO, he isn't describing fret buzz..He's describing that resonance you get when the strings are harmonizing but are tuned a few cents apart...
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#10
IMO, he isn't describing fret buzz..He's describing that resonance you get when the strings are harmonizing but are tuned a few cents apart...

Ah, you see I read it has he's getting that funny noise you get when a string is just catching a higher fret...I think we need to know whether this happens on single strings, or when multiple strings are played
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#11
First off, is your guitar in tune? Second thing, if it only happens while you distorted, then thats probably why. But are you talking about hitting one string or hitting two strings on the high frets?
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#12
the strings are perfectly in tune. its on only one string where this happens. this is the high E string near the 12th fret. as in 11, 12 13 and 14th frets. its a bad sound when u r distorted. as if i have bad pickups, but i dont (emgs). all the other strings sound great, just that sring near that position. some ppl said it might be intonation or traus rod, or even the action. i dont know which one...it would be nice to know though so i can directly fix it.
#14
If you want to experiment and learn how to do it it's ok, but anything done without knowing how has the potential to screw up your guitar, usually temporarily, but in the case of the truss rod permanently (if you get it too tight, strip the threads or snap it.) Take it to a tech.
#15
How old are your strings? might sound stupid but my old 51's E-string gets horribly intonated no matter what if my strings are more then a month old.
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