How 2 get rid of buzz sound at 12th fret.

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  1. nnshinde

    nnshinde New Member

    hi all..
    i got sum buzz sound at 12 th fret.strings are touching at 12th fret...its really annoying...when playing to get rid of it...?plz help
  2. Khopdi

    Khopdi New Member

    Maybe u need to tune up right... Your tuning might be weak... Or try getting new strings for your guitar....

    Im not a pro at this... but i have a feeling this could be the problems you could be facing...

    Take care

    Cheers :beer:
  3. aysh

    aysh -|h3 ori9in4| (ui!aris-|-

    its fret buzz. u need to raise the action (the distance of strings from frets) so that fret buzz doesnt happen. else try n tighten ur strings.. may help
  4. akkyy21

    akkyy21 #%@!$&

    Right,... that is,.. increase the height of the bridge of your guitar!!
  5. DrSaurabh

    DrSaurabh Wh@+s Up D0C

    umm.......theres a lot of ways to solve this, the simplest being raising the action...but that may affect the playing comfort...
    other ways to do it , u can file the fret, please DO NOT do this urself...go to a luthier to get it could be that the frets 11th fret could be slightly lower...hardly anything wrong with tuning will get a buzz..
    raising the 11th fret a bit might solve it..but that helps only when the buzz is produced even when playing frets other than 12th fret namely 11th fret....
    u might even consider getting lighter gauge strings.....
  6. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening

    If you have the screwed on type bridge, just loosen the screws on it and that should solve the problem. If not, go to a shop and get it done.
  7. ssslayer

    ssslayer Banned

    raising the action can cause one undesirable side effect - the harmonic on 12th fret may not sound like fret on 12th ...

    that is very bad ... coz yuor guitar will sound outta tune as you go up on the neck ... (but in tune if us use lower frets)

    if your neck truss rod is adjustible then loosen/tighten it ... and yeah the best thing is to go to a pro ...
    but i like the DIY approach ... upto u mate ...
  8. nnshinde

    nnshinde New Member

    thanx all...i'll try it one by one...simplest first
  9. ronnieanand

    ronnieanand n00bier th@n th0u

    Manually examine is the fretboard is warped. If it's warped, then get it fixed by adjusting the truss rod. Else simply raise the action.
  10. pure_angel

    pure_angel New Member

    raise the bridge.. dont do it by urself... it could make a guitar a useless thing...
  11. Khopdi

    Khopdi New Member

    Umm come again in simple words.... Im lost... the high funda lingo is outta my reach... !!! :think:

  12. ssslayer

    ssslayer Banned

    fretboard warping means ... it has got twisted or bent ...
    and that happens due to lotsa reasons ...

    primarily being the heat (or the cold) ... and moisture (i.e. humidity) ...
    string tensions also over a period of time cause it ... coz wood is also susceptible to hysterisis ...

    truss rod is a metal rod which goes in thru the wooden neck ... so first of all metals are supposed to better behaved mechanically than wood ...
    and second thing is u can adjust the tension in the truss rod ... that can counter the warping produced by the wood ...

    that will make the neck straighter ...
  13. Khopdi

    Khopdi New Member

    @ssslayer, Apprecitated... really helpful

    cheers mate... :beer:

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