Hi guys, I am new to this forum and just completed building my first cigar box Ubass using thundergut white strings. I am having some buzzing with string A and D especially around the 3rd and 5th frets. I should mention that my bass is fretless. Can anyone help? I feel that everything was going really smoothly until as requested by the manufacturer I pulled (a bit too hard) on some of the strings. To the point that one portion of the string looks overstretched (thinner than the rest). Could that be the reason? Thank you!

Views: 274

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Hey! Anyone out there who can help? Thanks.

Pics of the patient might help stir some ideas.  Fret buzz from a fretless is a head scratcher.  My last 'unexplained buzz' turned out to be a loose screw on the tuner's head.

Thank you for you answer. I will check my screw. There were certainly. Couple of head that seemed loose. But as I said I also feel that I distorted the D string in particular. I checked it again dot is thinner at the 3rd and 5th. Posting a photo of it in the gallery now.
I tried one too, the strings vibrate like crazy. Maybe you could raise the bridge and/or the nut to see if it is too close to the fretboard. Also plucking the string parallel to the fretboard helps. I couldn't get any acoustic sound volume either, how is yours?

The action on most commercially made ones I have seen has been rather high. I have not seen one with decent acoustic volume. 

I put about 3mm action at the nut and 6 or 7mm at the 12th on the one I made.

Hi guys,  thank you all for your thoughts. I have now changed my strings and the buzzing went. it must have been the damaged string.

RSS

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources

Forum

When will you stop building?

Started by Joe Caruso in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner 14 minutes ago. 27 Replies

built-in reverb

Started by JOHN POMEROY in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig 4 hours ago. 1 Reply

Peloton Bike

Started by Grace Acebedo in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Grace Acebedo 9 hours ago. 6 Replies

Holding the CBG

Started by Jack Brady in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner 11 hours ago. 4 Replies

Screw Inlays

Started by Brent Kasl in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner 18 hours ago. 1 Reply

Logo using tracing paper

Started by Titch the Clown in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner yesterday. 1 Reply

Help Tuning

Started by Joan Pace in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat on Sunday. 3 Replies

Blog Posts

My mistake at the markets

Posted by Rick Tish on August 22, 2019 at 9:27am 0 Comments

Indiana State Fair

Posted by Rick Tish on August 19, 2019 at 7:46pm 0 Comments

Buying in bulk

Posted by Rick Tish on August 17, 2019 at 6:31pm 2 Comments

Shellac

Posted by Rick Tish on August 15, 2019 at 7:08pm 0 Comments

Latest Activity

Jerry Jordan commented on Shawn's photo
Thumbnail

RA & OGA

"Shawn your builds always look stage and studio ready.,.,these look great and I like the long scale…"
1 minute ago
Randy S. Bretz liked Trevor A.'s video
4 minutes ago
Randy S. Bretz liked Downtown Vinnie's video
5 minutes ago
Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner replied to Joe Caruso's discussion When will you stop building?
"LOL no political post or something close to it."
14 minutes ago
Dave Lynas commented on Dave Lynas's video
Thumbnail

Dance of the Trolls

"Thanks Derek. They do get along."
1 hour ago
Titch the Clown replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Its a CBG but not cigar box guitar. new build
"Great build,  you really hit the cricket theme for six! "
1 hour ago
Titch the Clown replied to Colin's discussion Ret position calculator. This site versus Stewmac and Instructables
"I have used fretfind2d a few times using my basic printer. The program creates a PDF. You may have…"
1 hour ago
David Pendlebury posted videos
2 hours ago
Shawn posted photos
3 hours ago
Paul Craig replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Its a CBG but not cigar box guitar. new build
"That's great, hope he likes it and gets a lot of play time out of it. It's a smashing…"
4 hours ago
Paul Craig liked Taffy Evans's discussion Its a CBG but not cigar box guitar. new build
4 hours ago
Paul Craig replied to JOHN POMEROY's discussion built-in reverb
"Sure you can, but you'll need a battery box too. Or you could put it in a separate box so all…"
4 hours ago

Music

Loading…

© 2019   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->