How to fix fret buzz on electric guitar?

I am going to show you the definition of fret buzz to how to fix fret buzz on electric guitar so that you can do it yourself.

Especially, you usually find trouble with your guitar. Maybe, you can buy the best acoustic-electric guitar for the money.

However, you have to spend a very high price to repair it sometimes because of some mistakes. On this page, I want to talk about the common mistake that you frequently meet.

This trouble might be familiar with us, the fret buzz which is very hard to fix without any knowledge about it.

What is the fret buzz guitar?

What is the fret buzz guitar?

1. What is the fret buzz guitar?

Fret buzz typically happens around the tenth fret upwards on the neck of your guitar which is closer to the link between the neck and the body of your guitar.

It can appear when your guitar string vibrates into the next fret, and then you feel very annoyed, and hear the dirty buzz sound.

The sound that you hear is the mental vibrating or buzzing into your mind. In the following part, I will tell you more about our reasons for it and how to fix it.

2. Three common causes of fret buzz

  1. Frets are not level with each other (some are taller, some are shorter) causes of fret buzz.
  2. String Action is too low causes of fret buzz.
  3. The neck does not have enough “relief” (the neck is too straight, or bowing backward) causes of fret buzz.

For this type, the parts of the guitar can be the factor caused the buzz such as losing input, losing tuning machine bushing.

Besides, the pickup components and the Pre-amps that are not placed well can rattle quickly.


This mistake rarely happens, although it is quite serious.

The absolute frequencies can set off the strange rattling and the vibrations.

The various buzzes occur only when a particular frequency is played.

String buzz and fret out

It can happen when the string comes in contact with the fret, and the buzzing sound happens.

Moreover, it is one of the most common causes of making annoying buzzes.

Losing the Brace Rattle

When you play or tap, the braces which slip or loose in an electric guitar can sometimes be heard on the top of the back.

3. How to fix fret buzz on electric guitars

With this problem, I have to say that it is hard to set on the acoustic guitar but with the electric, you can fix it much easier.

Therefore, you must read this article carefully if you do not know anything about it.

Firstly, you have set the next level. Make sure that the pitch is correct and we have a slight adjustment on the saddle.

In the case of running measurements at the end, we can see the one-hundredth of an inch, the height of the bottom of the string against the top of the fret.

Then if you move up to the twelfth fret, we can see three of three-hundredths of an inch which is very excellent.

Secondly, you can check and see if or if not we have any problems with the frets themselves as we move up to the neck and after that simply by checking for buzzes and the fretting each of the frets.

You may feel there are little buzzes, so we have one fret which is problematic.

The next thing we can do is that we have to try and control that fret so that we can solve the problem and get rid of the buzz.

How to fix fret buzz on electric guitar?

How to fix fret buzz on electric guitar?

4. Some more problems

When playing music, you must face to face with a thousand of the problem.

Opening string Buzz

You feel the buzz when you played open or stops while strings are fretting. The reason of this problem can be that the worn-in bad cut nut slot is putting the string too close to the frets which are near the nut.

In this case, you should replace the nut of the shim so as to add more height.

Then you can set up your instrument correctly. You can see it is very easy if we know what causes the trouble and how to fix it.

Spot buzz

It is very easy to meet this one, in this case, the buzzes just happen on one note or one area.

However, it stops when it moves away from that spot. It occurs because the frets are not level, it means that one or more fret is too high or too low.

Besides, the losing or the sprung fret is raising out of fingerboards and then hump in the fingerboard as well.

Or it also can be caused by wearing or deepening grooves in the fret.

Firstly, you have to make sure about all the loose frets, level, and dress. Then make it fret leveling and replacement the worn frets.

Upper fret

You can see the buzzes in the place of the link between the neck and the body of your guitar.

It can be seen that the note seems to fret out while you are playing closer to the body of your guitar.

The thing you should do is that you evaluate for the dryness and humidity it is necessary.

You have to check the frets near the extension which may need leveling. You should make the board be planned to remove the hump.

The above information is what I learn from playing guitar.

I hope that you can know some tips like that to perfect your ability to play instruments. Enjoy!