Changed to Obligatos...Buzzzzzz

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by Dudie, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. Dudie


    Apr 26, 2004
    Changed to Obligatos from helicore hybrids. Liked the varm sound and smooth feel from the Obligatos but the Bb on the G-string and the G on the E-string buzzzzzezz like crazy. Thats makes me realy sad. I took the bass to a violinmaker here in my town, stayed there for three hour. What did he do? changed the position of the soundpost.... :confused: Was it better after that? NO! I dont know of any luthier with bass-knowledge in my area. So.. what is my question? I dont know, maybe you know what cause this buzzzzzzz or what ever :smug:

    / Hey Hopp
  2. I don't know much about the helicores but when I first switched from spirocore orchs to obligatos, I had a powerful buzz on the A. I took it to my luthier and after about 15 minutes with a plane and straightedge the buzz was gone.

    The obligatos have a wider vibration that some strings so they could be buzzing on a high spot on your fingerboard. You probably need to seek the services of a real bass luthier. There are several regular TB posters who are from Sweden. You might contact a few of them and see if they can recommend anyone.
  3. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Saint Louis, MO USA
    Obligatos are flabby. My bass was set up originally for them and, even then, I had to play them fairly high to prevent buzzing. I have my flexocors practically laying on the fb and they don't buzz at all.