ahh my E string

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by MrSaturn, Nov 12, 2001.

  1. MrSaturn


    Oct 25, 2001
    Palm Springs, CA
    my E string whenever i play it the makes this weird noise like its hitting on the other strings and frets. its weird what do i do about it.
  2. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    Is it hitting on the other strings and frets, or does it just sound like it's hitting on the other strings and frets? ;)

    Try doing a search for either "string buzz" or "fret buzz" and see what you can come up with. Anyone else that answers will likely tell you the same.

    Oh yeah, welcome to TalkBass!
  3. When I picked up my old knockaround DynaBass recently, it had had some neckwork and I found the A was buzzing, but not hitting the frets. Turns out it was hitting the nut. The store had to screw in a wide headed thingy onto the headstock between the tuner and the nut to hold the string down against the nut. Voila - problem solved.

    If the string IS hitting the frets, hopefully, you have a height adjustment at the bridge that can raise the string enough to stop the buzzing.
  4. Chris A

    Chris A Chemo sucks! In Memoriam

    Feb 25, 2000
    Manchester NH
    I think this belongs in Setup..........

    Chris A.:rolleyes: