As a fairly new (1 year) bluegrass bass player, I'm wondering where "growl" ends and "Buzz" begins. I know this is highly subjective, but I've always heard growl refered to as a positive attribute and buzz as bad. Reason I ask is, I've got a bit of growl/buzz on my G string in the Bflat and B positions, and I'm trying to decide if it warrants additional fingerboard dressing. It's a '64 Kay with new Thomastic strings and an adjustable bridge, and was just recently set up, including planing the board. the scoop looks good and I can't detect any high spots. I can't get a bidness card under the G at the nut, but the open string sounds fine anyway. My act- oops! string height is fairly high, and I can minimize the growl/buzz by pulling fairly lightly on the G string. I'd like to be able to pull harder and lower the act- uh, string height. Is what I'm hearing really a bad thing that needs to be fixed? Also, is such a secondary noise generated up on the fingerboard likely to be transmitted through the pickup/amp and out to the house? I can't tell 'cause I'm always standing there plucking on the thing. Thanks for any thoughts on the subject.