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Buzzing A string

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by CBNJ, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. CBNJ

    CBNJ Sorry brother.

    Feb 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    When I play the A string open, it buzzes a little bit. When I play it on any fret though, it sounds fine. What's the deal with this? When I play it through an amp you can't really notice it, but it's a little "muddy".
  2. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    This should be in the Setup & Repair section but sounds like its either:

    1. Nut slot cut too wide and/or deep.
    2. Not enough down pressure from the nut to the tuning peg.

    If it's number 1. you could make a little filler paste with some superglue and baking soda, or even just super glue, though I'd take it to a tech.

    If 2. make sure your the string is under the string tree properly (if your bass has one ) or just make sure the last wrap of the string on the tuning peg is at the bottom of the post.
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Good call. Moved.
  4. NOVAX


    Feb 7, 2009
    More wraps on that A string. Make sure the E's got enough also. The tree helps the D and G out, but have at least 3 wraps on those as well. Wrap em' up!

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