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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 ...


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Others have documented the issue very well. Off the top of my head, it could be one of these three things: 1) The neck is bowing outward. It could be caused by the construction of the guitar, the tension of the strings, the humidity of the environment where the guitar is stored or some combination of those things. Unless you know a lot about the ...


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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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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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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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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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Is it possible that you have some of the strings tuned an octave too low? If you don't know and cannot hear the difference, you need to get a teacher. Otherwise, your model, at US $35, is an exceptionally cheap ukulele. It may require a setup by a professional guitar technician to make it play correctly, and in this case, ...


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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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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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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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I know this sounds really sketchy and wont look very pretty, but I had the same problem with one of my classical guitars and I found that the nut and the bridge had a tiny chip in the slot where the string would usually sit. So I put a tiny piece of masking tape over that par of the nut and bridge and then put the string back in. It worked fine.


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Could you please post pics of your frets ? In fact, another problem could be that the frets you mention are a bit "used", and the string, when pressed on them, gets a bit nearer to the bar than it should...


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If you have several strings all buzzing on the same fret or range of frets, it could be a sign that your neck is slightly too straight. If the neck was totally straight, you would have buzzing all over the place (or very high action to compensate, to the point of unplayability). Since you have two strings that seem to be having a problem on the third fret ...


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A string buzzing may be one of a few things: Inconsistent fret height - the metal frets on the fretboard are height-adjustable, albeit not easily. A fret can be raised by simply levering it out of its slot (carefully), while it can be lowered by grinding it. Less expensive guitars generally have less attention paid to the fretwork. This is going to cost ...



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