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string buzz

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by godoze, Jan 8, 2003.

  1. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    i am experiencing string buzz on the e and a strings from the first to third frets of my mtd fretless. It sounds like when i finger an "f" that the string is rattling against the fingerboard; is the fix as simple as adjusting the height of the saddles ?
  2. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    There's probably a touch of backbow on the neck.

    If not, then it could be string wear or the nut could have worn down a bit. Raising the saddle might alleviate either of these. But I'm betting on a touch of backbow.
  3. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    i adjusted the neck and the saddle; all fixed.