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Fret buzz - in or out

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by balembic, Nov 27, 2003.

  1. It's a part of my sound

    5 vote(s)
  2. #@%& happens

    6 vote(s)
  3. It happens, but I don't like it

    14 vote(s)
  4. It makes my skull split

    1 vote(s)
  5. I just keep raising my action

    0 vote(s)
  1. balembic


    Oct 17, 2003
    Huntington, WV
    I have found that I like a certain amount of fret buzz on my basses. Clean on sustained notes and ripping buzz on slides and digging in.

    What is your opinion?

    I would tell you my thoughts but it would probably get deleted.... again.
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    I can dial it in our out depending on the sound I want in a song/part. I like it a lot in solo-like stuff.
  3. notabob


    Sep 20, 2003
    cincinnati ohio
    i have my basses set up at the point where buzz doesnt happen unless i want it to, but sometimes i want it to, so i play a little harder.

    oh, and dont be too surprised if someone moves this to setup. or miscelaneous.
  4. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
  5. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    I love a clean sound, and I've always been taught that fretbuzz = bad technique, so no, I don't use it personally. I do, however, like the clicky sound of a slap mute.