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If you're getting buzz only at certain frets and on certain strings then the problem is probably that your frets aren't level. This can happen because of fret wear, because the frets weren't properly leveled when the guitar was made, or because the neck has changed shape slightly over time. You can diagnose the problem by using a short straightedge that ...


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Fret buzz isn't necessarily a sign of a poor setup, because some players want low action and can accept some fret buzz. A guitar tech should discuss this with a player before doing a setup. Having strings fret out when bending is more serious and I would expect a tech to make sure this isn't happening, unless a player said they don't do string bending and ...


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The lower the fret action, the more buzz you will get. Your ideal height will be based on what you need. Unamplified, many of the really fast guitarists have fret buzz all over the neck. Personally, I use a reasonably high action on most of my guitars (about 5mm at 12th fret) because I dislike buzz and have quite a hard picking action. I do have two guitars ...


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The strings buzz quite consistently but not enough to be heard through an amp Strings buzzing not only puts you off playing but it will prevent the string from resonating for as long and lower your tone quality. In my opinion nobody should create fret buzz when you ask them to lower your action. One thing you could try is a higher gauge string, but that ...


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I would say, firstly, that the question is a bit vague. I'm not sure if the buzzing is intermittent, varies with control settings or the proximity of the guitar to the amp or other sundry electronic devices. I also don't know if this is a new phenomenon for the OP or something that has always happened. A new buzz would suggest to me that the amp has maybe ...


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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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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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Before you go monkeying with the inner workings of your amp...double check your amp settings...they are known to cause "distortion", lol. If the settings are not helping, most likely you have a ground issue. Did you introduce any new electronics or appliances that may be sharing the same circuit? Or change the config of the signal path? Pick up a ground ...



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