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Ukulele bass - string buzzing

Started this discussion. Last reply by guilhem Oct 12, 2017. 6 Replies

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…Continue

 

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guilhem replied to guilhem's discussion Ukulele bass - string buzzing
"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."
Oct 12, 2017
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Titch the Clown replied to guilhem's discussion Ukulele bass - string buzzing
"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."
Oct 6, 2017
Kigar replied to guilhem's discussion Ukulele bass - string buzzing
"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…"
Oct 6, 2017
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"Crap.  Looks problematic.  What could have caused that?  Did you get it too tight?"
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"And I have the same problem at the 5th on the same string and again it seems thinner there."
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guilhem replied to guilhem's discussion Ukulele bass - string buzzing
"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…"
Oct 6, 2017
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"Thanks! It was so much fun to make and is now so much fun to play!"
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"Very cool.  Amazing for your first.  I hope you get those problems figured out well enough to enjoy it a lot."
Oct 6, 2017
JL replied to guilhem's discussion Ukulele bass - string buzzing
"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."
Oct 6, 2017
guilhem replied to guilhem's discussion Ukulele bass - string buzzing
"Hey! Anyone out there who can help? Thanks."
Oct 6, 2017
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Ukulele bass - string buzzing

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…See More
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