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Strat buzz poll

Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by DeMelo, Jul 16, 2019.

Does your strat buzz (unplugged)

  1. Yes, definitely, but it doesn't show through the amp

    18 vote(s)
    34.0%
  2. Yes, it buzzes, and there's also buzz when amplified

    2 vote(s)
    3.8%
  3. No, not at all, it's buzz free like an acoustic

    33 vote(s)
    62.3%
  1. Dick Blackmore

    Dick Blackmore Senior Stratmaster

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    I set them up so they don't buzz acoustically when I play fingerstyle.
     
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  2. Class A Knob

    Class A Knob Senior Stratmaster

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    Reminds me of my 1st electric, a Oly White & Rosewood MIK Squier Bullitt. It was a buzz making device and I didn't know anything about truss rods or saddle set-screws (and the internet chat rooms offered zero guidance).

    I wish I could find that guitar just to give it a proper set up. No upgrades, just filed, polished, and adjusted. And then sell it knowing at least once in its lifetime it didn't buzz and maintained tuning.
     
  3. AxRookie

    AxRookie Strat-Talk Member

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    My Strat that I bought new in 1982 didn't buzz that I can remember BUT I ended up trading it for a diff guitar (DUMB MISTAKE) and every guitar I've had since then has been a POS compared to it, But that is about to change...
     
  4. dirocyn

    dirocyn Senior Stratmaster

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    I set mine up with no choking out, and no buzz with light playing. When I dig into it, it'll buzz. Which, if I really dig into it, my acoustics will too--even the one with over 5mm action.
     
  5. jaxjaxon

    jaxjaxon Strat-Talker

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    I voted no none at all but I could change it if I lower the action till it will and it will only buzz in the amp if I strum or pick harder. A new name for strum pick "strick"
     
  6. rlongnt

    rlongnt Strat-Talker

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    I play like a gorilla so yes.
     
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  7. CigBurn

    CigBurn Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Little bit depending on how I'm going at it. Nothing worth mentioning really.
     
  8. Bob Spumoni

    Bob Spumoni Strat-Talker

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    I love the buzz, which I prefer to call "snap," adjunctive to cluck. The other day, my favorite strat seemed to lack snap on the high E. I lowered the action unconscientiously low: now all strings are gloriously snapping.
     
  9. sgarnett

    sgarnett Strat-O-Master

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    I sometimes play purposely in a manner that causes buzz (analogous to slapping, but more like percussive frailing). When I’m playing clean though, I want it to sound clean.
     
  10. SAguitar

    SAguitar Senior Stratmaster

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    I set mine up so that if I am playing with a light touch, or even a moderate mashing it won't buzz. But if I do go all gorilla on it, there will be rattle and buzz. Stuff happens.
     
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