looked into this a lot, but I'm unsure what to do. I am still a beginner and know about 3 songs haha! But I have played them a lot, I'm at the stage where it's finally not hurting to hold the strings down and when I'm learning something new or taking my time, it sounds great. However I started to notice it buzzing a lot..like everytime I change chord (usually taking my fingers off to change chord) or just random times. I doubted my self at first but looked on this and seen that people were saying the action could be out or maybe the strings, since the strings were new I thought I would find a shop and get it serviced, which included adjusting the truss rod (he said he looked to see if it needed doing but said it looked fine to him) and new strings. However it seemed okay at first.. not perfect, but it's going back to buzzing all the time. So now I feel like it's me, but it's getting to the point where my fingers are hurting so from it. I have looked into it and tried everything, but can't seem to find an answer. Anyway, any help would be appreciated.


  • how close are your fingers to the fret (the actual piece of metal)? If you are centered between the frets it may cause buzz. try moving your finger as close to the fret as you can (toward the bridge).
    – b3ko
    Jul 17, 2018 at 20:14
  • They are sometimes closer to the middle, but that's when my other fingers are on the same fret. I'm trying to put my finger down harder but it's hurting so much! Jul 17, 2018 at 20:20
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    Do the open strings buzz?
    – b3ko
    Jul 17, 2018 at 20:29
  • Hmmm, that's a good point. I can check that Jul 17, 2018 at 20:30
  • You don't really need to press that hard. I would do this: go one string at a time. Start at fret one and see if you can play a note without it buzzing. Try moving to fret 2. Is there a spot on the guitar, either above a certain fret for all strings or one string in particular that buzzes more? Try to find a fret and string that doesn't buzz. Slowly release pressure until it buzzes. Just a little bit more pressure is all you need. Can you find a problem area by searching the whole guitar like this?
    – b3ko
    Jul 17, 2018 at 20:39


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