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Help me figure out this buzzing issue.

btdvox

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Hi all, just got a new guitar shipped to me and its action is great but I'm getting a weird buzzing sound when I play the G string in certain areas, the buzzing however is not from the frets or the normal buzzing we all know but sounds like its coming from the Tremolo block/area. It rings out more hollow like its from the Trem Area. Is there a certain symptom I should be telling my guitar tech to check out? I get all my guitars setup properly by a tech after they've arrived anyways.

Thanks.
 

acwild

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Have you opened up the back cavity to see if there's anything loose when you strum? It could be something as simple as that.
 

Dana Olsen

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Hey BTDVox -

You're going to have to give a better description of what's going on in order for anybody to be able to offer help.

What KIND of guitar are we talking about? What configuration? Is it a Strat type trem, or other?

Pictures would help. Any chance of you posting pics?

I'll take a little stab at it and say that if it's a Strat type trem and it's floating, what happening is that the trem springs are resonating on one note you're playing and doing a sympathetic vibration - like a sitar has 'sympathetic resonating stings. It's annoying.

The fix is to either tighten or loosen the "claw" a little - it's under the back cover. Some guys say to weave yarn or fabric through the springs, but I think that deadens the sound.

Hope this helps - next time you post asking for advice, it'd be a good idea to provide more relevant info - none of us here can see your guitar, so without a more complete description, we are clueless.

Thanks, Dana O
 

btdvox

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Dana that's prob exactly it. It's my brand new Tyler SEHD. Which is a Strat style guitar and uses a Hipshot style 2 post Trem. Exact spec is the Tyler G2H I think
 

Dana Olsen

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Totally Cool BTDvox -

I bet if you adjust the claw slightly the resonance will go away, or at least change to a different pitch (GRIN - hopefully one that's not so annoying).

Sincerely, and little adjustment should make it go away.

Hope this helps, Dana O.
 

Grant S.

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If it is the trem springs, you could also try the foam-inside-the-springs trick to mute them.
 

chervokas

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If it is the trem springs, you could also try the foam-inside-the-springs trick to mute them.
+1.... Sometimes trem springs and other trem parts ring in sympathy with certain pitches, it can give Strat-like guitars a characteristic, almost reverby kind of vibe, or it can create annoying ringing that hangs over what you're playing, and if parts are vibrating against one another they can buzz and clang.

The best solution, if it's just sympathetic ringing, is to adjust the tension --adjust the claw, change the number of springs, etc -- so that the resonant frequency of the spring system isn't excited by the pitches you're playing. Sometime you have to use some kind of damping, like the foam.
 

Tone1st

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I know exactly what it is......the "G string anomaly." Really, just about every guitar I've owned has some "thing" with the G string. I'd pay money to find out the reason behind it.
 

ChuckR

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I had a Marshall JTM-60 that played everything clean EXCEPT an open G. That thing buzzed unmercifully. If I played the D fretted at 5 to match the G it was ok. Just the open G buzzed. Drove me nuts! Eventually sold the amp.
 

mellecaster

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I know exactly what it is......the "G string anomaly." Really, just about every guitar I've owned has some "thing" with the G string. I'd pay money to find out the reason behind it.
It's quite simple...an unwound G string is the "Devil String", I run into it all the time...:Devil
 

btdvox

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I'll call Tyler guitars after this weekend and then take it into my tech to get setup anyways. Thanks for all the help guys. Good to know it's nothing major and easy to fix. I've had the issue before but never cared about it.
 

ProII

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I know exactly what it is......the "G string anomaly." Really, just about every guitar I've owned has some "thing" with the G string. I'd pay money to find out the reason behind it.
Yup, some have it more, some have it less, but they all have it.
 




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