#1
hey guys, sorry for another possibly stupid question but are the pickups in my guitar magnetic and if so can they cause the strings to pull towards the fretboard and therefore cause fret buzz? cos i have basically tried everything else thats been suggested (adjust truss rod and action) and even when the strings are quite high they seem to somehow buzz could lowering the pickups potentially solve my prediciment? thanks ug
My Beginner setup:
Ibanez rg321mh
Roland Micro cube
#2
Quote by lwayneio
hey guys, sorry for another possibly stupid question but are the pickups in my guitar magnetic and if so can they cause the strings to pull towards the fretboard and therefore cause fret buzz? cos i have basically tried everything else thats been suggested (adjust truss rod and action) and even when the strings are quite high they seem to somehow buzz could lowering the pickups potentially solve my prediciment? thanks ug


all pickups are magnetic... if the pickups are too close to the strings, it MAY cause some fret buzz, althought extremly small effect and very are....

I would say its either your technique, (your just starting out), or a bad guitar, bad frets, or... something else im missing..

btw, who adjusted your truss rod? was it you? if so... : /
#3
All pickups are magnetic because they all contain magnets of differing types (ceramic, alnico2, alnico5). Maybe your pickups are just too close to the strings and they hit the pickups as they vibrate. Hold down the highest fret of the low E string. Now, look at your pickups from the side. Are they touching or almost touching the string? If so, lower the pickup a bit and repeat the procedure for the high E string.

On the other hand, you might have some uneven frets. Do some frets buzz or fail to sound a note on one string but sound out on the same fret on a different string? If so, you have some high frets. And you'd have to take it to a tech to level them.
#4
i had some fret buzz on my rgr321 so i just raised the action a little bit and it went away
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#5
nah im pretty sure its not my playing as i have let 3 people i know who play guitar look and they all get the same thing and the guy in the guitar shop i took it too said it was there as well but he was crap and lazy and told me to take it to a luthier to have a proper look at it. its not that bad and yeh i did adjust the truss rod myself but only by a fraction at a time and its fine its essentially the same but a bit less buzzy on the top string unless i pick it with some force. And i even put the action to a point that was unplayable just to se and it still made the noise. il be taking it to a tech in a couple weeks anyway was just curious.
My Beginner setup:
Ibanez rg321mh
Roland Micro cube
#6
The magnetic pull of a pickup isn't strong enough to pull a guitar string, remember the string is under a lot of tension. Listen to "Epic chef" and "mogar"
#7
probably, the action is low and the pickups are too high. if your fine with your action, you can lower the pickups.
Ibanez RG321MH (Air Classic/Tone Zone)
Fernandes Telecaster (Twang King/stock bridge pickup)
Blackstar HT-20 (Scumback 55 speaker/ Tung Sol tubes)
TC Electronic Nova Repeater
Lava Cables Clear Connect, Soar and Mini ELC
#8
i just wanted to know if that was something that could actually happen tis all.
My Beginner setup:
Ibanez rg321mh
Roland Micro cube
#9
^ yes to that. higher pickups can cause buzzing of the strings.
Ibanez RG321MH (Air Classic/Tone Zone)
Fernandes Telecaster (Twang King/stock bridge pickup)
Blackstar HT-20 (Scumback 55 speaker/ Tung Sol tubes)
TC Electronic Nova Repeater
Lava Cables Clear Connect, Soar and Mini ELC