View Full Version : Guitar buzzing
06-07-2006, 09:53 PM
I just a got a acoustic "Aria auditorium" guitar. I had a old classical nylon yamaha before. The problem is my new one is buzzing like a bitch whenever I play power chords. It's pissing me off. Am I playing too hard, or is there anything I can do to stop this?
06-07-2006, 10:40 PM
Probably the frets. Have you had a guitar tech person go over it?
All About Eve
06-07-2006, 10:40 PM
You could just be not pressing down enough.
Edit: On the frets. Trying pressing down hard with your fret hand, and using average strength with your pick hand.
06-07-2006, 10:46 PM
If it don't work, the frets are probably too high, or the action is too high.
06-07-2006, 11:35 PM
Wow, thanks AAE. That helps a lot. It'll take some time to get used to though since on my nylon string and electric guitar I was able to really pound down on the strings hard without any perseverance whatsoever.
Littlemiss: Yeah, the guy at the music store mentioned something about the action. With that, and the technique adjustment, I should be all set.
Thanks for all the help, people. Although being a pretty good guitarist for a someone playing for only one year, I know a little more than nothing about how a guitar works. I know the lingo, just not what any of it means.
06-08-2006, 08:28 AM
Definatly sounds like the action is too high to me.
This is a classical guitar right?...what are you doing player powerchords on a classical?
Classical guitars are designed for finger picking and slide techniques, if you want an acoustic for playing powerchords you should have bought a steel string, the buzzing may be caused by trying to play powerchords on nylon strings.
Although more probably its the action.
06-08-2006, 08:39 AM
I'm pretty sure it's not a classical guitar.
06-08-2006, 08:50 AM
Just read the First post and replied last time, yeah seems like a steel string, and yep...action.
If you learn to play Classical Gas on it, then record and send it to me, I shall love you long time.
06-08-2006, 09:36 AM
if you don't want to take smaller frets you can also try to use thinner strings or a higher bridge (saddle).
Continue playing the way you are and form a classical-noise band.
06-08-2006, 12:59 PM
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