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  • Identifying fret buzz.

    Just a quickie, I've got fret buzz on every fret on the low E string and to a lesser extent the A string. I have just changed to a lower gauge of strings so I understand I probably have to adjust the truss rod, the neck does look a little too flat. Before I mess around with that though I just wanted to check it couldn't be something else. I have a recording here of all frets plus a quick riff which might help.

     

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/57goli0zq8vk8ae/Voice%20006.mp3


  • #2

    With the string touching the first and last fret set the gap to .010" (0.25 mm)at the 8th fret should be good enough. You can adjust it down a bit  if you have a flatter radius neck.

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    • #3

      If it's on every fret it's either a neck relief or saddle height problem.

      Since you just went to lighter strings the neck probably has less relief than it did before. Sounds like a truss rod adjustment is probably the right thing to do.

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      • #4
        Tune up all the strings a step or two and give the neck time(5-20min.) to adjust. If buzz goes away the truss-rod probably needs loosening a tiny bit..

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        • #5

          intothevoid wrote:

          Just a quickie, I've got fret buzz on every fret on the low E string and to a lesser extent the A string. I have just changed to a lower gauge of strings so I understand I probably have to adjust the truss rod, the neck does look a little too flat. Before I mess around with that though I just wanted to check it couldn't be something else. I have a recording here of all frets plus a quick riff which might help.

           

          https://www.dropbox.com/s/57goli0zq8vk8ae/Voice%20006.mp3


           

           

          intothevoid,

          I enjoy playing Jazz and I have a very mild attack.  My neck radious is approx. 16 degrees and my action is extremely low.  Obviously, other than quietly comping I'm not strumming a whole lot.  Anyway, when I start hearing a fret buss, almost always the G string first, it's time for me to change strings.  Even if you just changed strings they could have been in the package a long time.  Good Luck!

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          • knotty
            knotty commented
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            JoeJazz wrote:

            intothevoid wrote:

            Just a quickie, I've got fret buzz on every fret on the low E string and to a lesser extent the A string. I have just changed to a lower gauge of strings so I understand I probably have to adjust the truss rod, the neck does look a little too flat. Before I mess around with that though I just wanted to check it couldn't be something else. I have a recording here of all frets plus a quick riff which might help.

             

            https://www.dropbox.com/s/57goli0zq8vk8ae/Voice%20006.mp3


             

             

            intothevoid,

            I enjoy playing Jazz and I have a very mild attack.  My neck radious is approx. 16 degrees and my action is extremely low.  Obviously, other than quietly comping I'm not strumming a whole lot.  Anyway, when I start hearing a fret buss, almost always the G string first, it's time for me to change strings.  Even if you just changed strings they could have been in the package a long time.  Good Luck!


            Never heard that before.

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