Bad Strings?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by jdwhitak, Dec 29, 2013.


  1. jdwhitak

    jdwhitak Supporting Member

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    Is it possible for a string to be bad in just one spot? My G string starts buzzing a bit at the 7th fret. It plays just fine before and after the 7th fret.
     
  2. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    It could be a fret not being level, or a truss rod adjustment is due.
     
  3. Journey55

    Journey55 Supporting Member

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    I've had some strings bend at frets I use a lot (albeit they were heavily used electric guitar strings not bass but I don't see why the same couldn't happen with time)
     
  4. knuckle_head

    knuckle_head

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    I'm with SLaPiNFuNK - you may have a raised fret.
     
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  6. pfox14

    pfox14

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    Definitely a fret problem and not a string problem. If it buzzes at the 7th fret, than the 8th fret is probably high.
     
  7. jdwhitak

    jdwhitak Supporting Member

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    I was able to raise the G string slightly and add a touch more relief. The E string was buzzing at the 1st fret. All is right with the world again!!!
     

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