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How do you fix a guitar that buzzes when the bottom strings are fretted?

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2008-12-17 08:13:30
2008-12-17 08:13:30

If an adjustable bridge,slightly raise the end a teeny bit at atime and check for buzz.If not adjustable,you may be able to pack up the white insert on the end that needs lifting.It wont need much.If that no good then find the offending fret by fretting the string all along the fretboard,one fret at a time.Where it first buzzes is the problem fret.Then,get a small block of wood and place it on the fret and tap it with a hammer.This may take several attempts.Failing that,neck could be twisted and out of your league.

It could be several things, You question is kindly vague.. Here are some symptoms. You will have to pick thru and find the relief.. Buzzes in one particular spot, Frets are not on level. Fret is rising out of fingerboard. Secure all loose frets , level and dres. Fret leveling and/or replacement of worn frets. Buzzes on open strings only, Nut, slots in nuts are too deep, worn or poorly cut. Replace nut or shim to add height, set up instrument properly. If it's buzzing on the bottom 6 frets, the truss rod may be too tight, The bridge may be loose, or too high, there are several things that could be wrong here. I would take a look at the frets though. Start there. Then work your way down the list. If it's not an expensive guitar I wouldn't spend alot of money into finding whats wrong. I have some vintage ones that it would be worth it, but if its just a cheapy.. don't waste the money cause it could cost a fortune. Get your guitar 'set-up' by a pro guitar technician. A cheap stereo chorus can sometimes induce a buzz from certain notes, but your guitar is probably in need of a good service. Pro guitar repair is the way to go. Don't take chances with your baby! You can find and contact local guitar repair shops here: www.RepairMyGuitar.com

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