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Strings and Action for the newbie

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Need Help Please. I have been reading through the topics but really have not found an answer so. First, Can you adjust the action on an acoustic guitar? If so Where can i find information on how to do it. Second question is my G, B, E strings buzz and it just sounds awful. I have heard to use heavier strings and that should fix it but i am not sure what to get. Buying strings is just a pain. but anyway I play rythm guitar so i tend to strum pretty hard at times. Like playing mostly country and classic rock. So anyway, How do i get rid of the buzz? Is it action? Is it strings? Or is it both? Please help. thanks guys.

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Acoustics are set up by shaving or replacing the saddle and nut, and at times adjusting the truss rod. It might be worth a few bucks the first time around to get a tech to do it and explain the process for you.

If you get a buzz when the string is played in the open position, the nut may be too low.

If the string buzzes when you fret on the bottom 6 frets, the truss rod may be too tight.

High action up by the sound hole end of the neck may mean that the truss rod is too loose and/or the bridge/saddle setup is too high.

A lot of good tips come from a site I found a while ago: http://www.guitartips.addr.com/index.htm

As for strings, once you're set up right, going from let's say 11's to 12's is no big deal, a larger the size difference may require a new set-up, though. I usually set up for 12's, move to 13's at times or to 11's(rarely) without problems.

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Acoustics are set up by shaving or replacing the saddle and nut, and at times adjusting the truss rod. It might be worth a few bucks the first time around to get a tech to do it and explain the process for you.

If you get a buzz when the string is played in the open position, the nut may be too low.

If the string buzzes when you fret on the bottom 6 frets, the truss rod may be too tight.

High action up by the sound hole end of the neck may mean that the truss rod is too loose and/or the bridge/saddle setup is too high.

A lot of good tips come from a site I found a while ago: http://www.guitartips.addr.com/index.htm

As for strings, once you're set up right, going from let's say 11's to 12's is no big deal, a larger the size difference may require a new set-up, though. I usually set up for 12's, move to 13's at times or to 11's(rarely) without problems.

Thank you very much for your help. I do appreciate it.

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