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ccm596  
7 Apr 2010 18:56 | Quote
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Ok, so I'm a beginner. I've been taking lessons for about a week and a half; and my first guitar just got here today. After playing for awhile, I noticed that the low e string's buzzing like crazy. I don't think it's out of tune, but I'm not exactly an expert in the field of tuning. Is it just because they're new strings and they need to be broken in?
telecrater  
7 Apr 2010 19:22 | Quote
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Buzzing can happen if your action is set too low, if a fret is pulled loose or just not level to the rest of the guitar. you can also bet buzzing from the bridge or a warn nut. ask your teacher to look at it and see if he would recommend a change or even a guitar tech.
ccm596  
7 Apr 2010 19:43 | Quote
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Okey dokey. Thanks!
deadman2k666  
8 Apr 2010 15:50 | Quote
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it could be the way yer fretting it too!
ccm596  
8 Apr 2010 18:21 | Quote
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Oh. I never thought of that. Now that I think about it, it does seem to only do it when I fret it a certain way. Thanks.
I think I'd better get it looked at just incase, tho.
deadman2k666  
8 Apr 2010 19:15 | Quote
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well, i do think its yer fretting, what gives this away is 'Ok, so I'm a beginner. I've been taking lessons for about a week and a half; and my first guitar just got here today' so i would argue yer fretting hand is lacking the strength for some chords.
ccm596  
8 Apr 2010 19:20 | Quote
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Yea, that's probably it.
deadman2k666  
8 Apr 2010 19:37 | Quote
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not that im trying to say don't take it to a tech, ima sayin give it a few weeks and thing if it goes away, or even gets better.
gx1327  
9 Apr 2010 08:28 | Quote
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personally i wouldn't think fretting would cause buzzing... it would produce a tone might be muted, but but "buzzing" sound is the string touching a later fret while it vibrates. if you are too weak when fretting it causes something else...

but i think we need more specifics. which E string is buzzing? and when does it buzz? open? fretted down?

my first guitar buzzed on the two lowest strings when fretted down around the 10+ frets. i raised the action to remedy the problem.

all of my guitars currently have a problem where the low E string buzzes when playing open (see the tread titled "floppy low E string"). i think it's just the way i play it.
harleyofdoom  
9 Apr 2010 14:10 | Quote
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its pretty simple to adjust your action and get rid of that buzzing sound and its a useful skill to have. this video explains it pretty well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GD7zXzkrdM
ccm596  
9 Apr 2010 18:45 | Quote
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@gx:
Well, it's the low e (the 6th string, if I'm not mistaken) and since I posted this I noticed the 5th string was buzzing, too. It buzzes on majority of the frets, but it is worse about 10+. It sounds great open, tho.
@harley
Okey dokey. Thanks


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