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Buzzing is almost always caused by a string vibrating against a fret. This could be due to a worn spot on the fret you are pressing on, which results in the string being lower at the point of fretting and higher, unworn frets being in the path of vibration. Finding out which fret is the culprit can be done with a straight edge, but I recommend that you take ...


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Usually this sort of hum or buzz is because of the resistor in the volume pot. When the volume is at 10, the resistor is not being used. This means that the pickup is essentially directly connected to the amp. There's no chance for 60 cycle hum to enter the signal except through bad cables, etc. When below 10 the resistor itself will pick up 60 cycle hum,...


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Ahhh the old "it's your faulty playing technique" response from the guitar tech who did the set up. I've heard that one before too - but did not fall for it. You should not have to alter otherwise proper playing technique to get your guitar to play buzz free. Sometimes positioning of certain phrases you play will necessitate placing your finger farther ...


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It could be one of these three things: The neck is bowing outward. It could be caused by the construction of the guitar, the tension of the strings or the dryness of where you're keeping the guitar. If it's a construction issue and the guitar is nice enough, you can get it repaired. If it's the humidity, there are little guitar humidifier sponges you ...


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WIth that fingering, have you tried plucking the 5th string on the nut side of your fretted point? You will find that the vibrating string between the nut and 7th fret gives the same note you are plucking on the 3rd string. Normally the nut side of each string will resonate a little if damped (which is why for tapping passages, many musicians use a nut ...


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If both guitars buzz with light strings but not with heavier strings, then there are a couple of options. I'm assuming the buzz is happening when the string touches a fret somewhere near the middle of its vibrating length; if the buzz is at the nut or bridge or somewhere else, then this line of thinking does not apply. You could switch to a heavier gauge, ...


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While @RockinCowboy's points are all good, in reality you do need to play close to the fret - playing your finger in the middle between frets is not going to work. Your fingers should all be tight up against the back of the fret. If you ever try playing a scalloped fret guitar, you will see just how badly wrong it can go, but this holds true for all guitars....


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From personal experience as well as working with well respected engineers, guitar amps make noises. A lot of time this has to do with the type of amp and setup that you are going for. Sure, you can get a fairly clean sound out of certain amps/guitars but if you're playing a rock setup, your amp will be making some noise. This is only really an issue if ...


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The buzzing is due to the string rattling against one of the frets. You need to press down with your finger on the D string directly behind the fret. Your finger is too far from the fret so the string is rattling against it.


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A drop or something may damage the instrument, meaning something slips or falls out of place and fret buzz develops. As Dr Mayhem and Wheat Williams mention, heat/moisture content/new and different strings/slipping nuts/slipping saddles can all contribute to fret buzz. (Wheat has a great answer on the effects of car temperature fluctuations on an ...


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"Fret buzz" is normally caused by the vibrating string touching a fret in between the fretted note and the bridge. Usually, about midway as that's where the amplitude of vibration (the amount the string moves) is the greatest. Causes are normally a too-low action, a raised fret, a warped neck.... As noted, the truss rod adjusts the neck relief between the ...


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There are a few things that come to mind in this situation, especially for an older instrument. These are in decreasing order of probability, at least in my experience. The nut is worn There could be one or more frets that are higher than the others There could be a loose fret at the lower end of the neck that needs to be reseated. Just FYI, adjusting ...


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As others have said, this could be an issue with the neck of the guitar. With steel-string guitars, an issue like this might be fixable with a truss-rod adjustment, but classical guitars don't normally have truss rods, so you'd have to take it to a Luthier or guitar tech for a diagnosis and/or repair. However, here are a couple of areas to investigate ...


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I found this very helpful link: http://www.guitarnuts.com/wiring/shielding/shield3.php and I found out I had ground loops; removing them improved the issue a lot. There is much more shielding stuff to do in this link, requiring more material and time, so I definitely recommend it.


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Since the acoustic sounds fine it's not the amp. It's the single coil pickups on the strat picking up noise from the electrical system in your house. It's very common. The kinds of pickups used in acoustic guitars don't have this problem. Try moving to a different area of your house and/or turning off all lights and other electrical equipment.


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It's possible that an object in the room is vibrating when certain strings are played. This has happened to me a couple of times; a metal picture frame on my wall was buzzing ever so slightly, but enough to be bothersome when I played the bass notes on my guitar. My classical is a lower end model with a laminated top that sounds quite bassy, whereas the ...


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It is not normal for new strings. If your old strings didn't buzz, then your new strings may have lighter gauge and therefore the guitar fretboard is too flat. You may need to adjust the truss rod, replace the bridge saddle or get a new heavier gauge set of strings. By the way - do not wait for the strings to get rusty in order to change them. If at all ...


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I'll expand a bit on my comment at the request of OP. I haven't had this exact problem on any of my fretless basses but I can tell you what steps I would take if I did encounter something like this. Since you said the buzzing is coming from the nut side of the note, it might be some sort of mechanical buzz either from the tuners on the headstock or the truss ...


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@Kevin Johnsrude is correct, but I will add to his list here: It is possible for a guitar to have problems with buzzing that are not caused by the guitarist. The action may be too low. The frets may be too warn. The neck may be warped. Also placing your finger on the string is an art. The target area on your fingers that produces good tone is smaller than ...


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It's the guitar. Check whether it buzzes on all frets or only part of them. While you're at it, check the other strings as well at frets you don't usually play. Here you can find a table qualifying the buzzing problems by type.


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Most fret buzzing is a result of the vibrating string contacting another fret as it vibrates in an oscillating arc. There are several things that commonly cause this to happen. Neck does not have enough relief or has a back bow. The vibrating/oscillating string must clear all the frets between where it is fretted and the bridge. If the neck is ...


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It could be either - or a combination of both faulty guitar set up and playing technique that needs refinement. Wheat's answer is spot on. I would like to point out that it is normal and very common (pretty much the rule) that beginning guitar players experience buzzing or muting (or both) on many chords. It takes repetitive practice to master the proper ...


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Unfortunately, the answer to your question is no... The device you linked to is a Behringer mixer. It is not designed to record audio to your computer. Although you could do it in theory, it's not the right way to record. Like some other folks have suggested, your best bet would be to invest in a low-cost audio interface with a high impedance input for your ...


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Most likely it is a problem with the frets or set up on the guitar. One common issue that comes up with guitars that have been played for awhile on the treble strings is that the frets under the thinner strings will develop grooves or divots - (worn spots where the strings come in contact with them). To determine if this is an issue with your guitar, ...


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What have you hooked up to it? Does it buzz when you have nothing plugged in and turn up the volume? If so, it is the amp. If not, you may have created a ground loop. In that case, a DI box will hopefully break it.


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I had the same problem with my classical guitar: it buzzed whenever a G was played (open G-string or A and E-string when playing G as well). Turned out that this was caused by the end of the three metal strings (D, A, E) touched the back of the bridge! I pulled these ends away from the back of the bridge and the buzz disappeared. See photo:


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This seems odd- I can see why you'd be confused. Logically, the common element making the G string buzz if yourself, as you've now tried 3 x guitars ! However I'm sure you've tried checking the string open & on the frets on all guitars. I'd suggest this : Try playing just that string, open, and on all frets, to see how hard you have to oluck it ...


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Assuming that it has been tuned correctly, it is not normal. The old strings were probably 11s or maybe 12s, so there should be no problems if there weren't previously.Do they buzz open, on specific frets, maybe there is another problem with the guitar that has manifested itself when the strings were changed. Were they changed for a particular reason ? Like ...



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