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Open A string buzzes at the nut.

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Bloodbuzz, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. I recently got a Squier VM Jaguar bass and the open A string buzzes quite loudly. How would I go about fixing this? I don't have any bass fixing skills.
  2. It's probably the break angle at the nut.

    As the string crosses the nut going toward the tuning peg, the string must break downward toward the headstock, If it's going nearly straight with little or no angle, it will buzz.

    The easy fix is to wrap the string around the tuning post so it coils downward as far as possible, creating the needed downward break angle at the nut.

    Use the search function here on TB for more details and fixes.
  3. Ok, thanks.
  4. No problem, let us know if you get it fixed, what you did, and if you need more help.
  5. FreakyFruit


    Aug 11, 2011
    I just wanted to say that the cause might be a tuning key vibrating that is easily fixed with ca glue.
  6. Growly Lytes

    Growly Lytes

    Dec 4, 2009
    Downunder Oz
    Bass player
    Or it could be a low cut nut.

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