the buzz comes from the butt/bridge/sound hole area not the frets. A qualified technician can probably do this with a fret setter or doing some fret leveling there. Home Forums > Other Discussion Forums > Other Guitars, other instruments > Guitar buzzing when not touching strings/metal Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Vespa_One, Nov 13, 2018. Thanks -Jeff Lee. Pictures will probably help illustrate what I'm saying. Probably best to take this guitar to a qualified guitar tech for an inspection. . I wanted to ask.. How to fix audio interface buzzing, clicking and popping sounds. If your guitar has this issue the ground will need to be re-soldered. then the 7th fret is probably too high and needs to be leveled. From what you describe, I'd guess your 000's 3rd fret wire is a bit high. The higher frets (specifically the 17th fret of my d string) is giving me more fret buzz even with the action a bit high. Hi Halo Guitars! On the majority of our guitars, the truss rod is adjusted at the headstock side with a 4mm hex wrench, which is always supplied with our guitars. I recently bought the THR10x and when i plugged in my pacifica it gives a fairly loud buzz. Do u have any ideas? When the frets are not level with each other, that means some of the frets are shorter and some of the frets are taller. String action is difficult to measure with standard rulers, so we recommend this String Action Gauge. I started to play it when i went home and all of the strings are starting to buzz. Is it possible for the buzz to be at the other end; something going on at the saddle? Thanks in advance for any help! It's the nut. Do I need to tighten the truss rod slightly to give it less bow or is it OK where it is? I've sat this thing on a table and looked that the fret as the string vibrates and it does not touch a fret bar. HALO ADMIN RESPONSE: It sounds like the 3rd fret might be too high, or your neck is back bowed. HALO ADMIN RESPONSE: I'd use this fret rocker to identify which fret is actually higher and causing the buzz. If I do, how much, approximately, will that run me? What can be the reason? Iâm using a Jazzmaser plugged into my new Vox AC15 (15W). .when I play the 3-strings 1 2 & 3 (E B & G) during open chords it sound buzzing. But, you start getting fret buzz when fretting because your frets are probably uneven and need to be leveled. You've got a guitar that you love. @john robinson - I think you're saying that when you play the F# (2nd fret) on the High E string, it rings out a G note. If no, then remove that scrap of paper, and then do the same thing, but this time at the bridge saddle side. Required fields are marked*. But, it will just be less comfortable to play, unfortunately. What can be done to fix this? With the guitar strung and tuned to pitch, truss rod adjustments can be made until only a very small gap can be seen and you'll probably be able to eliminate the fret buzz. Prior to the restringing, I don't recall having this issue. Different players will have different preferences for their string action. It was working fine, but after tuning, the bass strings (EA) are getting fret buzz on open strumming, most likely near the fingerboard. The guitar had always had a kind of chimey, bell like quality in its clean tones (selector in center position) that I've always enjoyed. My '72 Les Paul Custom took to them well not buzz... no need for adjustments. It might be 60hz hum if you are using singles coils. Fret #2 is taller than Fret #1, which results in there not being enough space between the top of Fret #2 and the bottom of the guitar string. Thanks! Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by jrfivestar, Sep 20, 2008. HALO: I'm not sure what's going on there... best to take it to a qualified guitar repair shop or luthier! Any suggestion would help a lot. john robinson: i brought a brand new tanglewood model tw4 acoustic ,6 string 2 months ago, today playing the high e -string f ok , f# & g sound the same every other strings ok . I'm not entirely sure how to pinpoint the cause of this issue. @Brian - apart from what you've already mentioned, you could also try a higher tension string to reduce oscillation. Seeems to be a ground issue but can't find it. Hope this helps! Sounds like you could have some high spots on your 6th, 7th and 8th frets. Assuming the guitar is strung and tuned to pitch, it should have a slight dip in the middle (around the 8th fret). Aug 23, 2013 Home recording equipment by . I can go up the fret board on these strings chromatically without any buzzing. I'd try installing new strings to see if it goes away. I bought a fender electro acoustic guitar .at first it was playing beautifully for a couple of weeks .one day 1st string started buzzing . The gap should be smaller than the thickness of a regular High E string. Any suggestions? @Jerry Palmones - in response to your comment, "Just received my purchased Yamaha F310 acoustic guitar online. HALO ADMIN RESPONSE: I'd try installing a new string and if that doesn't improve things, then you may need to get your frets leveled by a guitar technician or luthier. @Shea Beauchamp - in response to your comment, "Only one of my strings buzzes and it doesnt matter what note I play or anything. I play my guitar regularly and my strings are always tuned. Neck could be a warped, or have excess back bow even after truss rod is loosened. Buzz will also often be greatly reduced when you touch the strings or any other metal part of the guitar, sometimes accompanied by an audible click, whereas hum will remain unchanged. If there is no gap (the string is touching the fret wire), then the neck is probably back-bowed. As I have just started repairing and yesterday also fixed guitar tuner buttons for the Gibson guitar. Please can someone help me! Hard to I can do the same with the thicker strings at the 19th fret unless I play very softly. I then started using DR DMG 9-50s (Dimebag Darrell Signature series) over 13 years ago, until now. - Jeff Lee, Halo Custom Guitars. Thank you, Hope this helps - Jeff Lee, Halo Custom Guitars. Neck. HALO ADMIN RESPONSE: It sounds like your guitar could be back bowed, please refer to the blog article above for help. Some players prefer relatively high action, while others prefer very low (aka "slammed") action. It's just the 1-2 frets. Amp: Yamaha THR10x. String height at the nut is comparable. The only thing I haven't tried is the fret leveling because that doesn't seem to be the problem. At Halo, every instrument is put through a full fret leveling process and it's performed by one of our professional guitar technicians in Cupertino, California. Hope this helps! It would be great if you provided needed help. What could be the cause if the problem has such specific conditions? The gray line is the guitar string. . I've done a set up on a Martin acoustic. We always use straight edges and gauges. My guitar produces buzz sound. Thank you. Can one finely file or sand down the last fret without issues. To enter. As I have just started repairing and yesterday also fixed. I own a jackson i am having a problem with my B string I'm starting to think that the problem's being caused by the saddle or my tuss rod. do these solutions apply to bass guitar's also? If it's buzzing on the 17th fret, then the 18th fret might be lifting out of the fret slot, which would cause the 18th fret to be too high and cause fret buzz. Back bow is always bad. -Jeff Lee. Hope this helps! Hi, but if I try to press them in the 2nd fret (or put a capo on the 2nd fret) it sound good & clear. . When the player plucks the steel strings, they vibrate next to the magnet, producing a similar vibration in the magnetâs magnetic field, which in turn causes a varying current in the coil. My guitar will make a buzzing sound when I play, but it's only on the first 2 strings and on certain frets. Turns out the guitar was wired up poorly and rewiring the guitar completely removed the buzz. however, it buzzes on the 6th and 5t string (E and A in standard tune). I leveled a Jackson for a friend who, of course, wanted it strung with 9's very low and over the 24 frets. I just bought a new Cort Ad810 acoustic guitar. i’ve changed my guitar strings my G is showing A what might be the problem. @Deven - Cool! Hey! When he picked it up, he played it and there was no buzz whatsoever. i try to adjust the truss rod and level up frets but still the buzzing sound could be hear. It could also be that your neck just needs to have a bit more relief (i.e. It's best to take your guitar to a qualified tech or luthier, but I'd probably start by increasing neck relief or string action a tiny bit to see if the buzz goes away. If there is a huge gap (say, 0.5mm or more), then the neck is probably forward-bowed. I've got an ibanez electric guitar which has recently started buzzing at the 17th fret on the high E! Thanks. Repair ground Breakup from Bad Cable Solution: Repair or Replace Cable. I am at the end of my first Tele guitar project and with strings attached I figured I would try the electronics out. I've adjusted the relief and that helps to get the string just on the verge of buzzing. If this is the case, then your guitar's 3rd fret wire is very high and needs to be brought back down to the same height as the neighboring frets. any ideas. @Shilpa Yadav - you might need to give the neck more relief! My low E buzzes pretty much all along the fretboard on stationary notes but especially when I'm sliding my finger. To give the strings enough clearance to vibrate without causing fret buzz, we set guitars up at 3/32â on the bass side and 2/32â on the treble side. Romel, @Romel Angeles - your guitar neck might need more relief! It's also possible that the string got bent in that general area... if that's the case, then there's nothing wrong with the frets, but you can make the buzz go away by installing a new High E string. Was it from underneath the Thanks - Jeff Lee, Halo Custom Guitars. But regardless of which fret I play, the low E will buzz every time. My guitar amp keeps buzzing and makes a crackling/popping sound when I touch the metal parts on my guitar. You could take it to a qualified guitar technician or luthier in your area to confirm! ***, I have a Epiphone Pr-150-Vs and the string buzz on the 2 fret,no other fret but the second,And also all the strings do.I asking for your reconmindation for what to do, [ HALO ADMIN RESPONSE: I recommend taking your guitar to a guitar technician or luthier so he/she can level your frets and eliminate your fret buzz! It is the only place on the whole neck that does this. Why does a guitar amp buzz when you're not touching the strings, and why does it stop when you touch the strings or anything metal on the guitar? Note: When I first got the guitar I had 11 gazed strings and the buzz appeared only when I mistakenly changed the set to 9 gazed strings...I changed them after 3 months ( both sets ) and now I have 10 gazed strings, HALO: Hi Bill, it sounds like you have a high spot on your 4th fret wire in the area of the D string. Just wanted to say thanks, HALO ADMIN RESPONSE: You are welcome, my friend. Thanks! But action is higher than I'd like. If youâre hearing noise, buzz or hum thatâs as loud or louder than your guitar, you may have a bad ground inside your guitar. - Jeff Lee, Halo Custom Guitars. - Jeff Lee, Halo. so a while back, i bought a brand new Gibson Les Paul. The rule is the frets on your guitar are supposed to be level with each other. Apologies. Informative stuff in this forum so I'll add my problem: Recently restrung my Ibanez acoustic and it sounds fine except for anything played on the 6th fret. Even with what looks to be (when sighting down the neck) a decent amount of relief, the tonal quality of fretted notes past say, the 9th fret on up, is sort of dull. Because Fret #2 is so low, we can almost be certain that Fret #3 would be taller and so the problem of fret buzz is still present; it just got shifted up the neck. Please. I was actually going to change out to Super Slinkys 9-42s. I'll try the 9-42s later. @James - if it's not caused by anything mentioned in the article, then you might have banged the string against something (while moving), which created a small kink or deformation in the string, which now causes fret buzz. (It was my grandfathers and he thinks he damaged the fret when he tried to use a mic stand as a slide) I am thinking about replaceing the neck but I want a second opinion, HALO ADMIN RESPONSE: It probably just needs a fret level, not an entirely new neck! I did it. What's going on here? I have a classical guitar.. and there was nothing wrong until I played the E string on the 7 freth and the open D string together, I hear the D string buzzing and I don’t know why, only when those two notes sound together, help please!!!! It sounds like the cable is unplugged when I'm not playing. - Jeff Lee, Halo Custom Guitars. It sound like rattling or if u know sitar an Indian instrument it sound like it Every time I put the capo on the fourth fret it starts buzzing. Truss rod may be way too tight back bowing the neck. Thanks, When my amp is on and my guitar is plugged in and the volume is all the way up on my guitar I get a buzzing/humming sound. The buzz might be caused by that one string's bridge saddle, or that one string's nut slot, and therefore it buzzes no matter where you're playing. . i've just adquire a brand new Ibanez Jem. Three common causes for fret buzz: (1) uneven frets (2) excessively low string action, and (3) a back bowed neck. But now when I play open chords- Emin, Amin, Cmaj, Amaj, etc. If the buzz only occurs at that string and fret, then I'd guess the cause of the buzz is not due to the nut or the saddle. Ok so recently my amp has been making a weird buzz noise. . That is another quick and easy way to determine if the neck has too little, too much, or approximately the right amount of relief. Let's take a look at some of the common causes of fret buzz and the appropriate ways to address each one. It can’t be that the Greta are uneven because it’s a brand new guitar that cost me $2000! When I move my hand toward the pickup, without touching the guitar, the closer I get to it the more defined and loud the Star Wars light saber sound effect is. So, that's why it's super important all the frets on a guitar are the same height, or level, with each other. Hope this helps! i have acoustic guitar pluto39c but suddenly my B string is vibrating too much as untune what should i do plz help me. It look like its not sounding properly its not the freet buzz for sure and may be its the saddle problem I've only been playing for about 2 months and the G string on my ukulele is buzzing and I can't find what's wrong with it. 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