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Is that a buzz or is it just new strings sound?

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Nightmare  
22 Jul 2009 20:34 | Quote
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carlsnow  
23 Jul 2009 19:52 | Quote
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whaaa?

can ya be more specific?
Nightmare  
23 Jul 2009 20:19 | Quote
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I kinda removed what I wrote 'cause no one commented, but you have good experience maybe you could help. Sometimes I get a small fret buzz with my Squier but I don't know if it's just new strings or there's a problem with the neck or probably I'm not placing my fingers right on the board. ammm.. here listen :

http://www.4shared.com/file/119961438/a8a0413e/Untitled__19_.html


carlsnow  
24 Jul 2009 13:40 | Quote
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raise the action ;~)
Nightmare  
24 Jul 2009 13:42 | Quote
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raise the action? I didn't get u.
case211  
24 Jul 2009 13:48 | Quote
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he means the string height to the fretboard. higher action means more pressure on your fingers to push the strings down.
Nightmare  
24 Jul 2009 13:52 | Quote
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hmm..thats weird 'cause I get a good sound on my other guitar which also got thicker strings.
JazzMaverick  
24 Jul 2009 21:58 | Quote
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No, the action is when you raise or lower it to make the strings either closer or further away from the fretboard. Look where the strings are held in place on the body of the guitar... the bridge of the guitar and you can raise it or lower it usually with a screwdriver. So you can see the difference when you look at the guitar like this:


Nightmare  
25 Jul 2009 01:20 | Quote
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JazzMaverick says:
No, the action is when you raise or lower it to make the strings either closer or further away from the fretboard.

Thank you! thats what I thought in the the first place but I didn't know how to do that, I only knew how to adjust it on a fixed bridge it's way more easier. how can I measure each string height so they all would be equal or they shouldn't be equal?
carlsnow  
25 Jul 2009 08:56 | Quote
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Jazzy is 99% absolutely right but..

in your case : not knowing the problem in the 1st place
(hey! we've all been there)
that could/would possible screw with its intonation.

advice =

go to a pro and have him 'set' both your 'action' and intonation BUT ask him AND believe me these cats (i was one lol) would LOVE to "show you how its done"

then you will know ;-)

RAWK!
Cs
telecrater  
25 Jul 2009 16:13 | Quote
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also check and see if your pro will show you how for an additional charge.

There is this cat in Austin that offers classes on guitar setup for $50. It's really a good idea for folks who don't know how it works.

other wise i recommend a book call the players guide to guitar repair.
shredguitar17  
26 Jul 2009 04:13 | Quote
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Ah...Besides classes there is good ol father time, patience, and musician friends...I rarely picked up a book. I had one a long time ago, but it didn't sound right so I just used friends, and my two ears.

But books are a great fast way of doing it.
Nightmare  
26 Jul 2009 08:09 | Quote
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carlsnow says:
go to a pro and have him 'set' both your 'action' and intonation

I can't go to a pro right now its like about an hour far and he might take the guitar for a while and he might not show me how, its not too far but I don't have much time.. I just wanna know how to get the measurements right for the 'action, plus I think squier comes with a low action so it shouldn't buzz anyway at low action. All electric guitars I played got a fret buzz, so is there a guitar with like no fret buzz?

'telecrater remind me to go there when I get to Austin.
carlsnow  
26 Jul 2009 09:36 | Quote
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@Nightmare,

'action' = variable on ANY guitar
changing that 'action' will change the length of the string(s) adjusted.
this will lead to a change in intonation , sometimes slight, sometimes not so slight.

get to a Pro (no matter the time) and let him set it (guitar) up for you .. he will, if he is anything like all the guys i know who do this for a living, be more than happy to SHOW you how.

BUT...

FAST FIX =


Find the 'buzz-string'
then, not at the bridge but at the nut
insert a piece of pencil-lead(AKA-Graphite) beneath the buzzing string , in its groove on the *"bone" (*headstock-bridge/Nut).


this has been a cure all for every guitarist i know (and thats a LOT)
that has played for years

IE: "damn! we have an hour to go on and that Strat is still buzzing on the G !" .."anyone have a pencil and a knife?"

seriously. it works ... but only as a stop-gap measure to buy you some time to 1) Fix it 2) get to a pro.

removing the 'buzz' is easy (though you may go through half a pencil getting the shape/hight/width of the pencil-lead 'just right')
fixing the intonation is a very different and far more difficult problem.

so
i say ... grab some p-lead to last you until you can see a pro.

hope that helped


RAWK!
Cs


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