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Is a slight amount of fret buzz acceptable when lowering the action on a guitar

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, ...
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High E String Buzzing Only When Picked Open

Before doing anything you can test it by putting a thin piece of paper or something similar between the E string and the nut to temporarily raise it slightly. If this eliminates the buzz then you can ...
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Guitar buzzing in G note

Something else may be loose elsewhere on the guitar and that is its resonant frequency. Is it like a rattle? Strike a G and feel around the guitar. If you touch something and the buzz stops you have ...
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Is a slight amount of fret buzz acceptable when lowering the action on a guitar

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 ...
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violin other string vibrates loudly when playing another string

You are describing resonance, which is one of the ways that violinists know a note is in tune. It is usually a good thing, in that the instrument is telling you that the note is in tune (!). Some ...
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My guitar amp is buzzing

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 ...
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High E String Buzzing Only When Picked Open

You can use superglue to add material to the nut slot. Add a drip or two and wait for it to completely dry. I've also heard that you can mix baking soda with the superglue for extra hardness but I ...
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High E String Buzzing Only When Picked Open

Mainly, it's going to be string height and/or the angle at which the string vibrates. If you change string gauges, you will most definitely get string buzz. That's strictly based on the fact that a ...
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High E String Buzzing Only When Picked Open

Like in the video BUT cover the nearby fretboard with tape first! You don't want glue on the fretboard!
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Buzz in the G string

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 ...
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Is a slight amount of fret buzz acceptable when lowering the action on a guitar

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 ...
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How do I fix an open string fret buzz on an electric guitar?

Check to make sure the frets arent popping up. If that isn't the issue, the groove that your high e rests in is to deep and you need to get the nut replaced (or shimmed and filed). I would take it to ...
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Fender Performer Strat HSS Buzz on the Low E String

Makes sense to take it back, since it appears quite new and it's already been tweaked. They can re-tweak it. It may well not be the truss rod that needs altering, but simply a height adjustment on ...
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High E String Buzzing Only When Picked Open

The nut is the problem, but it might not be the height of the slot but the shape of it. If you look closely you should be able to see if the string is touching the fret during vibration. If you are ...
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Is a slight amount of fret buzz acceptable when lowering the action on a guitar

Fret buzz is not only not necessarily bad, but actually a part of the guitar tone. The guitar is partially a percussive instrument, and one percussive aspect of that (in addition to knocking or ...
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How do I fix an open string fret buzz on an electric guitar?

This is going to sound crazy but be sure no hardware is loose anywhere on the guitar. My open B string was causing a buzz but I could see it wasn't hitting any frets. It wasn't loose at the nut, ...
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Buzz appears from time to time in amp with no input

This is the question you should be asking the electrician who re-wired the mains lead. It would have been a good idea to have the guitar and lead along with the amp., he could then test everything ...
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High E String Buzzing Only When Picked Open

First off, I don't play guitar, I play electric bass. As you mentioned, the string could be touching the fret. That is very likely. However, depending on the bridge that you have, the connector for ...
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How to stop buzz and radio interference on a mini amp

The things that cause buzz: Poor ground or shielding on the guitar Poor quality lead Poor ground or shielding on your amp Dodgy wiring in the house We have a number of questions on each of these ...
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Electric guitar's 6th string buzzing, but through the amplifier, the buzz sound is not coming. Anything to be concerned about?

On that guitar, there should be an adjustable saddle, where the string goes over the bridge. You should have a small Allen (hex) key, which fits into small holes on either side of that saddle. ...
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Buzzing amp when input is plugged

Absence of buzz when the cable is unplugged doesn't necessarily prove the amp isn't the culprit. The input jack very likely is designed to short out when there's no plug. I couldn't find a schematic ...
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Fret Buzz on specific areas

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 ...
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B string buzzing during A chord

A common problem. There are several ways to finger this open chord, and it's useful to choose two different ways, depending what chord precedes, and what follows. My take with students is neither of ...
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Upper and lower frets buzzing on guitar?

Well that might be exactly the problem - your finger is so close to the other strings that when you strum the vibrating sting is hitting the finger. Ideally your fingers should be perpendicular to ...
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Buzz problem in Ibanez RG350dxz

When you removed the screws, there should have been a ground strap attached to the claw that the springs connect to, or possibly to the tremelo itself. If this is still attached then look at where ...
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Low E string buzz on classical guitar (not fret buzz)

When you hear the buzzing, try touching small bit of string between the bridge and the peg. If this is the case, you can install a dampener (bit of rag) or restring that string (do an image search to ...
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Guitar buzzing in G note

If you follow b3ko's suggestions and still can't discover what is buzzing, it could be a part that you can not see or touch, such as the truss rod inside the neck. Try adjusting it just a tiny bit ...
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Truss rod adjustment

Considering the fact that its the 4th fret that's buzzing, you might want to give it a bit more relief, thus turning it counterclockwise. But also check if your saddle and you nut are properly set. If ...
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Truss rod adjustment

It could be one or more of a variety of problems. Simply raising the bridge (if at all possible) on the lower strings' side may solve it. Chances are, the bridge is fixed, so maybe not. Look down ...
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