#1
I have a fender starcaster, it's my first guitar but I play the hell out of it. The 6 string is starting to vibrate terribly. What's going on?
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#2
If its just a little fret buzz it may be because of a change in the weather/ humidity or you may want to change the string and see if your neck is still straight. If you really just cant figure it out take it up to you local shop or someone who is good with instruments to look at it
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#3
You mean like it rattles and stuff? If so, there are a lot of different things that could be wrong. In my experience, when I play my strings too long without changing them, they start to rattle. Also, you're action could be too low and the string is touching a couple of higher frets. Those things have happened to me and all I did was change the strings or raise my action a bit. But it could be something else. But those two things have given me string rattle before......Oh and also if you're strings are too loose....Like if you play with .09 to .42 and you're in Drop C, playing too hard might make them rattle. Sorry if this doesn't help any, but I hope it does.
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#4
It definately sounds loose. I think you nailed it with the playing to hard. I have always mashed, pushed, and pulled things to hard.
I play a couple of hours a day- how often do you replace your strings?
#5


you might just need to lift that string a little, it'll buzz if it's hitting the frets.
those pegs with a tiny allen wrench.

for advice on string changing there's a sticky at the top of the basics section.
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#6
it sounds to me like your string has fallen out of whack in the tension within the neck if its just on the one side. it happens when you play a lot. try tightening your truss rod till you hear a pop sound. that means the tension is back to normal and your string should be fine. ive had this happen several times on my les paul custom, its 15 years old, and the truss rod fix worked each time.
#7
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It definately sounds loose. I think you nailed it with the playing to hard. I have always mashed, pushed, and pulled things to hard.
I play a couple of hours a day- how often do you replace your strings?



I play DRs and change them about once or twice a month....But it all depends on how much you play and how clean you keep your strings and fretboard.
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it sounds to me like your string has fallen out of whack in the tension within the neck if its just on the one side. it happens when you play a lot. try tightening your truss rod till you hear a pop sound. that means the tension is back to normal and your string should be fine. ive had this happen several times on my les paul custom, its 15 years old, and the truss rod fix worked each time.



NOOOOOOOO. no dont do that. not if u value ur guitar.


one string does not = truss rod.

it's either a bad string, the action is a little low on that string, or the guitar needs to be intonated.
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