Posted by Glen on June 15, 2000 at 13:39:10:
In Reply to: /String Buzz/Hey Pájaro posted by Jimmy on June 15, 2000 at 11:46:46:
As soon as you fret a note, you are relying on the fret. The nut becomes a non-issue.
I suspect one of two things:
1. the bridge for that particular string got funky and needs repair or replacement OR
2. the neck somehow acquired a bit of "back-bow". The pull of the truss rod somehow suddenly more than offset the string tension. I had this on my bass when it came out of the box. The solution is to loosen the truss rod slightly. WARNING: Loosening it too much could wreck it! Be careful - or take it to a good repair shop.
: Thanks for the input,, however, if indeed the nut slot was worn down, would the
: buzz still be present EVEN if I'm depressing the string at the 12th or even 22nd fret?
: Is that what is called 'back buzz'. I am using Round Wound (.045-.105"), and, I'm not
: sure, but I believe that the nut is graphite. Are graphite nuts prone to wear easy?
: Thanks again,, I'll keep ya updated.
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