Bad Strings?

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

  1. jdwhitak


    Mar 20, 2012
    Greenwood, IN
    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 Supporting Member Commercial Seller Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    It could be a fret not being level, or a truss rod adjustment is due.
  3. 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 Commercial User

    Jul 30, 2002
    Owner; Knuckle Guitar Works & Circle K Strings
    I'm with SLaPiNFuNK - you may have a raised fret.
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  6. pfox14


    Dec 22, 2013
    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


    Mar 20, 2012
    Greenwood, IN
    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!!!