Hello Michael,Michael.N. wrote: ↑Tue May 30, 2017 7:07 pmThe worst case that I've encountered was on a starved fretboard joint, just over the soundboard, except the edges were firmly glued. I can't begin to tell you how long that took me to find. The only reason that I did find it was because I was using tuning forks to try and pinpoint the problem. I had also eliminated everything else multiple times! There's nothing quite like a mysterious buzz to bewilder the mind. Thankfully most are somewhat easier to find.
Feeler gauges are good for checking joints inside the body, thin enough that they will slide into a gap yet thick enough that they still have enough resistance. Sometimes you have to put them on a wooden arm to enable you to reach further into the hard to reach places.
You can also stuff the guitar body with cloth if you want to try and isolate the neck.
Hi Andrew,Andrew Pohlman wrote: ↑Tue May 30, 2017 7:18 pmNo insult intended, but practicality dictates that you spend no further time on a cheap guitar. It is feasible that for the cost of the time you spent already, you could have bought a better guitar. Now if you are practicing guitar repairs and this is a learning curve, that's a different story.
A friends electric bass had a bizarre buzzing and he said he could feel it in the neck. It turned out to be what Alan said - loose truss rod. We tightened that up to remove the slack, and problem was solved.
Hello Keith,Keith wrote: ↑Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:40 pmAttila, when you say you removed all of the hardware I take it that means the tuners as well. If the tuners were removed I would imagine the strings were as well. Since the buzz remained we probably can eliminate the tuners, strings, frets, etc. It could be a crack in the neck, head or neck joint. A couple of months ago I bought a guitar which had a weird buzz to it which irritated the crap out of me. I did the obvious--check for loose strings, screws, frets, etc. The frets needed leveling which was done and the buzz became sporadic. I finally discovered the culprit--a crack in the head where the tuners fit in. Tuners were pulled and the head got a visit from Mr. Tite-Bond and his friend, clamps. Problem solved and frets were leveled. Start checking for pesky cracks inside and out.
One interesting side benefit of the events described above was I was put in a frame of mind to check out other guitars and found a really great one which I purchased. Your situation might be the catalyst for you to begin your search.
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