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    #4269022 - 06/07/05 08:00 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

yo.. so i some of my notes would buzz when i hit them, so i figured it was the action on the guitar, so i raised the strings.
Now my guitar sounds like shit... the distortion is so weak even when i turn it up all the way. before, when the sstrings were lower it was a beautifull destorion, now it just sucks... wat do u think happend?
wat should i do?

thanks for yer help :frown:


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Re: electric guitar players.,., get in here (help) [Re: XUL]
    #4269060 - 06/07/05 08:09 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

that happens on my accoustic and its a twang sound on some of the frets
i put matchsticks in between the string and the bridge or whatever its called to raise the strings from the fret that it twangs on


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Re: electric guitar players.,., get in here (help) [Re: XUL]
    #4269073 - 06/07/05 08:14 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

just put the action back and deal with the buzz, its a poorly made guitar.. many are. Next time you buy one make sure you thoroughly play it before buying.


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Re: electric guitar players.,., get in here (help) [Re: faslimy]
    #4269118 - 06/07/05 08:24 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

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just put the action back and deal with the buzz, its a poorly made guitar.. many are. Next time you buy one make sure you thoroughly play it before buying.




Don't listen to this guy; He clearly doesn't know what he is talking about.

It could be an actual fret problem. If that is the case, your best bet would be to have a professional fret dress your guitar, or atleast level out that fret.

You could try to lower the action to where it still sounds good, but doesn't buzz.

Be careful about what you are doing to your bridge/neck. You don't want to mess up the intonation of your guitar.


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Re: electric guitar players.,., get in here (help) [Re: XUL]
    #4269206 - 06/07/05 08:42 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

The good distortion you got was due to the strings being closer to the pups, thus more gain; If you're gonna make the action higher move the pups too to retain the gain.

About the buzz problem, most probably it's the neck. Make a professional check out the truss rod aligment or do it yourself if you feel confident. Be aware that this adjusment CAN destroy your neck forever.

Hope that helps someway :thumbup: Don't hesitate to ask how to go about doing those things if needed.


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Re: electric guitar players.,., get in here (help) [Re: Shred]
    #4269218 - 06/07/05 08:44 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

i agree with shred its probably a fret problem especcially if it occurs in only some notes...


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Re: electric guitar players.,., get in here (help) [Re: roby000]
    #4269244 - 06/07/05 08:51 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Depends on what notes are actually buzzing. If it's mostly the first or last frets it's almost for sure the neck, either too rigid or to flexed. If it's more or less aleatory it's the frets, but that's a problem not even common. I mean, if it's more than a 200? guitar the frets are gonna be good enough. The neck, however, it's a more delicate subject and even with temps and humidity changes it can develop problems that didn't exist before... and you're not gonna find a good neck on a 200? guitar :smirk:


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Re: electric guitar players.,., get in here (help) [Re: Shred]
    #4269257 - 06/07/05 08:55 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I don't see why my advice was bad. Are you saying its not a poorly made guitar? I wouldn't recommend him mess with his neck because he knows even less than me.. lol

if it is a cheap guitar is it worth getting professionally fixed?


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Re: electric guitar players.,., get in here (help) [Re: faslimy]
    #4269262 - 06/07/05 08:57 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

If you like it it is.


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Re: electric guitar players.,., get in here (help) [Re: faslimy]
    #4269264 - 06/07/05 08:58 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Is that directed to me or Shred?


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Re: electric guitar players.,., get in here (help) [Re: faslimy]
    #4269267 - 06/07/05 08:59 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Oh, sorry, I just realized it was to shred :grin:


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Re: electric guitar players.,., get in here (help) [Re: Colonel Kurtz Ph.D]
    #4269276 - 06/07/05 09:01 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Doesn't matter

the last question was for everyone, is it worth getting a cheap guitar looked at by a professional for a fret buzz? personally I wouldn't... but it might not be a cheap guitar.


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Re: electric guitar players.,., get in here (help) [Re: faslimy]
    #4269328 - 06/07/05 09:19 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

every insturment has its own qualitys... I used to gig on an old LB benge trumpet cause I liked it better than my bach strad 43. My strad is worth ~$1500 where as I bought the benge for $100.


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Re: electric guitar players.,., get in here (help) [Re: faslimy]
    #4269329 - 06/07/05 09:20 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Well... it depends on the quality of the guitar and the quality of the one repairing it :smirk:

My tech wanted 60? for putting the neck of my strat in good shape, but then again, he's said to be the best here in Spain... I wouldn't go for less.
But if it were my mom's Aria por II (:smirk:) I wouldn't...

Now, a refret IS hella expensive, sometimes more than a good guitar. So, if the buzz is horrible then I'd buy a new neck. A great new 1 piece maple neck costs about 200?... sometimes a refret would be more, and indeed is no garantee that it'd sound great afterwards anyway.

But anyway, I don't think his guitar needs a refret. That is veeeery uncommon, and I don't think he has had that guitar for 10 years really...


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Re: electric guitar players.,., get in here (help) [Re: Colonel Kurtz Ph.D]
    #4269335 - 06/07/05 09:22 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

okay, yes im asking then.. cuz i dont haev money to get it fixed and its fucking puissing me off.. .. arg...

truss alighnment.. how do i do that?

-thanks man


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Re: electric guitar players.,., get in here (help) [Re: XUL]
    #4269369 - 06/07/05 09:29 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

What kind of pups are they? Single coils? Hummbuckers? Can you post a pic?

Are they like this?


If so, you just rotate the screws at the sides of it, so it decreases the distance between the strings and the magnetic poles (the iron thingies on top of it). Do it while you're playing with the distortion on, give the screws 1/4 of a turn, play, repeat... until you find the sweet spot you're looking for :thumbup: Repeat this with every pup. Hope that made sense?


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Re: electric guitar players.,., get in here (help) [Re: Colonel Kurtz Ph.D]
    #4269385 - 06/07/05 09:35 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)



there it is.,., and i love this guitar, and its my only one right now, other than my accoustic, and im so sad that its breaking

and hey man, thanks for those instructions, but i dont think i can do it, ill break it

thanks


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Re: electric guitar players.,., get in here (help) [Re: Colonel Kurtz Ph.D]
    #4269392 - 06/07/05 09:38 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Don't be afraid, it's very very very easy. Just give it gentle turns, try at least 1/4 of a turn, you'll see it's no prob, and you'll probably fin a lot of new sounds. Just don't give it 20 turns :grin:

BTW, gorgeous guitar, how much did it cost?


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Re: electric guitar players.,., get in here (help) [Re: Colonel Kurtz Ph.D]
    #4269400 - 06/07/05 09:45 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

i bought it used cuz i only get minimum wage and i wanted a computer too.. it was i think 400 if i remember.

yea, ill probly try turning it some then


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Re: electric guitar players.,., get in here (help) [Re: faslimy]
    #4269563 - 06/07/05 10:40 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

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Doesn't matter

the last question was for everyone, is it worth getting a cheap guitar looked at by a professional for a fret buzz? 




I think if a guitar plays/sounds good...then I will try to keep it in good shape.

I used to be a snob and would only go for USA guitars and custom guitars. Just recently, I bought a 260 dollar cort guitar as a "beater". The thing has a solid agathis (similar to mohagany) body. Granted it isn't going to be as high quality parts as my americans....but it still plays/sounds great. (Just wanna put in an original floyd to make it rip :smile:).

If your neck IS warped at all, I suggest getting someone who knows what they're doing to adjust the truss rod.

Happy shredding fellas!


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