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    Question string buzz

    Besides the usual causes of buzzing strings it is also true that a new mandolin might buzz more if the strings are new and the frets are new? It seems as if the buzzing is coming from my fingers not keeping the stings in place tight enough, but I dont have this problem with my other mandolin.
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    Registered User Rodney Riley's Avatar
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    Default Re: string buzz

    I had a little trouble with my Weber when new. Lighter guage strings and lowered the action. Cleaner sound when I play it now.

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    Robert Fear Folkmusician.com's Avatar
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    Newly dressed frets should give a cleaner tone, but new strings will do this.
    Action higher than you are used to may be at play as well.
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    Default Re: string buzz

    Thanx guys
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    David Mold OldSausage's Avatar
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    Default Re: string buzz

    As someone who just changed his strings today, I can tell ye they rattle like a tin o' bees.

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