When you pick it up, and the whole thing buzzes.....

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Damani311, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. And it didn't the night before..........truss rod adjustment maybe?

    or just raise all the strings?
  2. Joshua

    Joshua WJWJr Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 23, 2000
    Tune it to pitch and then measure the relief.

    Then if said relief is not to your liking adjust the truss rod accordingly.
  3. lethargytartare


    Sep 7, 2004
    I'm with Joshua -- overnight, relief seems to be the one thing that can shift and take you from good to bad.

    But, and maybe this is just an FYI, in the future, try to include info about where it is buzzing -- every fret, just the first 5, middle 10, just at heel, etc. There are quite a few folks here who can isolate more specific possibilities or solutions based on where the buzzing is occurring.

    And if this is recurring, set up the instrument, and then write down the amount of relief, the saddle heights, etc. Then if you get buzzing again, you can recheck the measurements and compare to figure out exactly where the slippage is.


  4. stflbn


    May 10, 2007
    Also helps to know if you're tuning to normal 440 tuning or tuning down 10 steps or somesuch silly tuning.