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    PRS SE Torero Floyd Rose strange buzzing from high E string

    Hey everyone.

    So I bought a PRS SE Torero w/ floyd rose about a year ago and have had this weird problem happen a few months after the guitar tech set it up for me. The high E string makes a weird buzzing noise, but I'm pretty sure it's not fret buzz because i've tried raising/lowering the bridge and it still happens no matter where it is. I've cleaned the strings, the fretboard, the nuts etc… in case it was dust or something, but still the same.

    Here is a video so that you can hear the sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEMBzUUyb0Y

    Anyway, I'm not a guitar tech at all, but would really appreciate any help/tips you guys can offer.

    Thanks a lot.

    Jack

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    Does the problem persist when you change the strings?

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    Hmmm not sure actually, should probably try that. Will keep you posted! Thanks for replying

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    To me, that would be the first variable to eliminate, especially if all was good when the Tech set it up. I have had this problem before when the strings are worn, and more so when they get the little flat spots where they contact the frets. Hopefully that's all it is.

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    EMG pickups right?I was thinking pickup was set too high but EMGs i think you can set very close to the string.Does it "buzz" the same when you use a clean sound?
    I de-modded my CU22 soapbar and made a factory spec setup.Im in love again.I very much believe now PRS guitars are perfect as they are.

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    Hey swede71, yeah unfortunately it still happens in clean. I've ordered some new strings so hopefully that'll fix the problem. Thanks for the info gball!

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    Does it buzz when it's not plugged in?

    Just for sh*t and giggles, have you tried playing it through a different amp? and/or eliminated any pedals from the chain?

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    Hey Michael_DK yup still buzzes not plugged in! Have also tried it on various amps and still the same.

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    While it's buzzing, reach up and touch each tuning key and/or machine. I have had strange sympathetic vibration issues on a couple guitars, and that's what it turned out to be for me. Good luck!

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    There is a nut on under side of floyd where trem arm screws into. I have had that come loose before. Also lay it on your lap while you strike e string making the vibration. Start touching things to try and stop vibration. Check hex nuts on tuners, check nut clamps, check spring cavity basically touch everything. Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by gush View Post
    There is a nut on under side of floyd where trem arm screws into. I have had that come loose before. Also lay it on your lap while you strike e string making the vibration. Start touching things to try and stop vibration. Check hex nuts on tuners, check nut clamps, check spring cavity basically touch everything. Good luck
    Seconded - check EVERYTHING. Buzzing can come from anywhere - and sound like it comes from anywhere else...

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    Check the slot in the nut for burrs etc.

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