Buzzing at the nut

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by sarnz, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. sarnz


    Oct 6, 2008
    Hey guys, my pbass is buzzing when I hit the open A... If I apply a tiny bit of pressure behind the nut then it stops. Is the slot too wide? How can I fix it? It hasn't been modified in any way.

    The strings are also very old, would changing them maybe fix this?
  2. John Wentzien

    John Wentzien

    Jun 25, 2007
    Elberta, AL
    Artist:TC Electronic RH450 bass system (original test-pilot)
    Wind the string closer to the far down on the post as it will go.
  3. TomA1234


    Jul 27, 2009
    Fareham, England
    I had exactly the same problem as you (OP). This solved it for me.
  4. JLS

    JLS Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2008
    Albuquerque, NM
    I setup & repair guitars & basses
    When you change the strings, make sure you have more wraps around the A string tuner shaft than you normally would, to give the string enough downpressure. This is very common.