getting buzzing sound after changing the string

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by hemant_spidey3, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. hemant_spidey3

    hemant_spidey3 New Member

    Hi Guys,

    Its been 6 month since i didn't change strings of my guitar. My higher E string got broke when trying to do bend. I thought to better change all the strings of my guitar. After changing the guitar string i'm getting a buzzing sound on lower E string giving a buzzing sound when playing a fret 3,2 and 1. I asked my friend to adjust the truss rod and he said leave it like that. Can anyone tell me is it ok to leave it like that or I've to adjust the truss rod?? I'm using a good quality of string i bought the packet of 6 in rs 350. It is an acoustic guitar.
  2. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Slight buzz in first few frets on the lower (thicker) strings is expected.

    I guess, in your case, you changed the gauge. Which means, earlier strings were much thicker, and hence were comfortably above the frets.
    The new strings you bought might be thinner ones, that means they run closer to the frets.
    Thus buzzing when you pluck them hard.
  3. tirtha2chester

    tirtha2chester New Member

    This generally happens in the 4th, 5th and 6th strings of low gauges (less thicker)... They are new and take time to get set... Play for a couple of days and allow them to get set.... This is a very common problem and disappears after 2-3 days of playing...

    Don't adjust the truss rod... It is unnecessary and will only increase your action and you'll have problem playing the higher frets and sore fingertips...
  4. mymusicmyguitar

    mymusicmyguitar New Member

    If the buzz is only on the 3,2, 1 fret of the Low E string then leave it like that. Dont try to adjust the truss rod for that buzz....

    Adjust the truss rod only if you feel that the action is high else dont mess with it
  5. hemant_spidey3

    hemant_spidey3 New Member

    Thanks you all for such quick response
  6. hemant_spidey3

    hemant_spidey3 New Member

    hey guys, its been long time but still the buzzing sound is still there. What should I do now?
  7. aryasridhar

    aryasridhar New Member

    1) What gauge of strings are you using now? Do you remember what strings were on the guitar, which you replaced now?

    2) Alpha1 said - Little buzz on thicker strings is common on the first few frets, I Disagree, ideally there should be no buzz anywhere, unless and until the fretting is not right.....

    3) Truss rod adjustment should not be the ultimate way to deal with buzz, the first thing to check is if the neck has a bow, forward or backward bow....that tells how the neck is behaving to the new strings.....

    4) If there is some bow, thats when the truss adj should be carried out, that too with extreme care, you may break the truss rod or damage the neck permanently.

    5) I would suggest, loosen the strings, so you can pull the Bridge Saddle out, place a thin piece of paper underneath where the bridge saddle sits, ensure its fit snug and does not cover the sides of the saddle slot. this will increase the height just a little when the bridge sits on the paper. Place the bridge on the paper, tighten the strings, tune the guitar and check if any difference can be heard/seen.

    6) Also check the nut at the neck, if the slots are too deep, it can cause the strings to buzz, ensure that the string sits just on top of the nut with some part of the string exposed out of the nut is really critical that the string is not buried into the nut slot, this may cause your guitar to go out of tune very often....Use a pencil tip, and rub it on top of the nut if you find the nut slots fine, this will allow the string to move around the slot freely and will hold on to its tuning better than before.....

    If all this fails, take it to a luthier who can fix it for you........a buzzing guitar is never good.
  8. hemant_spidey3

    hemant_spidey3 New Member

    1.The string which i replaced was the default string as it was a new guitar

    2. there is no bow in the truss rod. it is all straight

    3.I don't have any idea how to fix saddle, so i think it is better to take my guitar to shop kepper to fix it.

    Thanks for your reply, it help me alot.
  9. tirtha2chester

    tirtha2chester New Member

    I had a Grason acoustic once (my first guitar)... The same problem... There was a lot of buzzing in the first few frets of the G and D strings...

    I took it to the main Grason factory/workshop (near my home) and what they did was add an extra fret wire just beside the nut.. Turns out that the nut was too low... The fret wire helped to anchor the strings at a higher position and thus the height increased and buzz nullified...
    That coupled with a little (very little) truss rod adjustment did the job for me...

    Though this did increase the action by a wee bit, the guitar was still fine to play...

    Since its a question of your guitar, I suggest you go to a local luthier and let him decide what will be the best for you... Any wrong tamperings with the truss rod or the bride might damage its playability permanently...
  10. hemant_spidey3

    hemant_spidey3 New Member

    well, thank you all for such quick help. keep up this spirit guys. thanks alot

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