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Fret buzz

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Medders, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Medders


    Feb 14, 2009
    The old Yamaha BB1200 is misbehaving and giving me fretbuzz around the 9th. Can't see any neck hump, anyone got any ideas?
  2. Could be a number of things.
    1. truss rod adjustment.
    2. fret may need some dressing up.
    3. has it been re-strung with a new and different set of strings.
    4. excessive humidity, or dryness where you store the insturment.
    5. saddle hieght.

    Look into these as a start, and good luck; I know it can be quite annoying.
  3. Medders


    Feb 14, 2009
    Thanks I'll take a closer look.
  4. jcalo


    Jan 28, 2008
    I also have a BB-1200 however was experiencing some fret buzz around the 5th fret. I backed off the relief about one eighth of a turn and readjusted the saddle height. Problem resloved. I'm assuming you have the neck through body. Mine is a 1981. It has given me great service but I've never been able to get the action low enough to my satisfaction. Sound familiar?
  5. Patrick Nelson

    Patrick Nelson

    Apr 10, 2006
    When was the last time that it had a proper setup (including fret-leveling and recrowning)? If it has been a while, then you may want to take it to a qualified luthier.
  6. Medders


    Feb 14, 2009
    I need to try and adjust the saddle height I think, but it's long overdue a pro set up!

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