is it okay to set low Guitar action with buzzing sounding ?
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Hello ! I want to know is it okay to set low guitar action for fingerstyle and is it okay to hearing buzzing sound?
I use a very low action on the guitar, and it's buzzing a little bit - but I think that's ok. When you plug in the guitar to an amp or a PA, you can't hear the buzzing too much. It's a good thing to set up your guitar in a way that really makes it feel good and makes it easy to play! Although a higher action might give me more sustain and volume, I prefer a guitar that is comfortable to play, and I still get a good sound out of the instrument with a low action. Kind regards/Emil
If you like the sound of buzzing, I suppose it's OK, but most people don't like that sound. Maybe try a lighter string gauge. If you're playing a Flamenco guitar, the buzzing sound is alright, but that blends in. I'm not sure how that would be on a steel string guitar. That's my personal opinion. Check with other people, especially a luthier that can set up your guitar with the lowest possible clearance.
@emilernebro Hey Emil! Could you tell us a bit more about your Settings for Acoustic Guitars? I just got a Maton EBG 808 Artist not long ago and appart from setting the string action a bit lower I didn't do anything else and I was wondering if there is anything else I could do to make the playing more comfortable. Maybe you could start by telling me what strings you are using!
Thank you so much in Advance!
Thanks for asking!
I have the neck on the guitars very straight, and I give it to my luthier for saddle/nut adjustments. Usually he does a fret job on it to make it not buzz too much even though the neck is straight.
I have the action set low, and I use D'Addario strings, phosphor bronze 12-53 (although I use a 14 on my high E string to get a bigger tone on the high E string. I rarely bend more than a whole step on that string anyways, so I can have a thicker string there.. Learned that from Joe Robinson :) )
Let me know if you have any other questions!
Kind regards/Emil from ProGuitar.com
@emilernebro Does your high E and B string buzz? On my guitar low E and A not buzz but high E and B a little when I used truss rod to low my action.
When A string not Buzz look like hard to play slap bass like you 😭
The high E and B does not buzz. I think you might have to either make your action a bit higher, or let a guitar luthier look at your setup. My guitars also has fret job made to optimize low action too.. and guitar neck is usually very straight.
@emilernebro said in is it okay to set low Guitar action with buzzing sounding ?:
fret job made to optimize low action
Hi. What did you do? My EBG 808 Maton guitar come with defaut fret.
Have you used Plek machine to low action your guitar?
No, I have a luthier who makes the fret job and optimized it for low action. No plek yet :)