There is nothing more annoying than getting string buzz and rattle while you play your guitar. You might immediately think there’s something wrong with your guitar, but in many cases, you can solve the issue with an adjustment to your technique. So in this guitar lesson, we’ll talk about the things you can do to fix buzz on your guitar. That will include technique adjustments as well as adjustments you can make to your guitar to get rid of buzz and rattle.
Depending on how your guitar is set up, it might be as simple as just tweaking your playing technique a little bit. Make sure you’re coming down right behind the frets and right on your fingertips. If you can eliminate the buzzing by moving your fingers around, you’ll know it’s a technique issue.
If the technique tweaks don’t fix it, then you can look into making some guitar adjustments. The ones we’ll cover in this lesson are dressing frets, replacing the nut, and shimming the saddle. These are things you can learn to do yourself if you’re brave, or you can pay someone and have it done professionally.