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String Buzz
Oct 24th, 2007 at 3:22pm
 
I just changed my strings on my tenor for the first time, switching from a Kamaka wound third set to a non-wound 3rd tenor set from Ko'olau.  I love the new strings, but I get a very slight buzz on my E string if I plucked it hard. Any ideas what happened?  Mahalo!
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Re: String Buzz
Reply #1 - Oct 25th, 2007 at 5:12pm
 
Mark:
There are three sources of buzz that I know of, nut, saddle and frets.

Fret the string up the neck and see if the buzz stops at one fret. Check the levelness of the frets with a straight-edge to see if that fret is higher than the rest.

Nut: If the groove does not fit the diameter of the new string it can buzz. Take a close look with a magnifying glass or jewler"s-lupe.

Saddle is more complicated but a worn groove in the saddle could cause a buzz. Start by looking at it closely.

This is my opinion but its just a start.

Bob
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Reply #2 - Oct 30th, 2007 at 7:53am
 
Mark:
Try www.frets.com . They have a long list of causes and fixes for buzzes. Look under "setup".

Bob
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Reply #3 - Nov 1st, 2007 at 4:09pm
 
Thanks, Bob for the suggestions.  I appreciate them!
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