Discussion in 'New Roundtable' started by Bengal B, Sep 21, 2017.
Someone needs to find that thing
It really was the best.
My acoustic is a $100 el cheapo but it played allright for what it is. It still had the original strings that were a bit heavy and I never liked. Last week I put some Martin Silk and Steel M1400s on it and mostly it plays a lot easier except for one thing. Now the low E string has a very annoying fret buzz. The other strings sound great. How do I fix that?
Did it buzz with the old strings?
I think I see the problem. The string is a bit closer to the first fret marker or whatever you call those things than it is to the ones further up the neck. When I pluck it I can see that it will vibrate against that fret and possibly the second fret.
Turned out the old strings exerted more pull on the neck than rhe new strings. The old strings were keeping the neck straight and when I put the new ones on the neck bent back slightly due to less pressure. I was able to adjust the steel rod in the neck with an allen wrench and got rid of the buzz.