Re: new tuner
- From: "Ed Edelenbos" <eded@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 23 May 2009 11:34:28 -0400
"Tony Weber" <mycroftxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:F92dndtfd7ypj4XXnZ2dnUVZ_ixi4p2d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
RichL wrote:betsey <twoxover@xxxxxxx> wrote:On May 23, 8:30 am, betsey <twoxo...@xxxxxxx> wrote:news:4ed6f3db-5e79-4322-8c80-3eb1e05ee955@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxOn May 22, 3:56 pm, "Ed Edelenbos" <e...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"Misifus" <rafseib...@xxxxxxx> wrote in message
Ed Edelenbos wrote:"betsey" <twoxo...@xxxxxxx> wrote in message
ok....buzz on open G, no buzz when fretted...thank you everyone for the advice on the g string (note, ed...THE gSorry, I'm just childish enough to not pass up a straight line likeBetsey, Ed's rejoiner withstanding, do you know a guitar tech youi got my intelli/tune tech tuner today....i ordered it on wedIf they work fine for an old gray hair like me, they ought to do
through an on line amazon merchant (www.zozomusic) and rec'd it
today...not bad coming from texas!!
including shipping, it came to 17- and change. I tried it out
today...very pleased! nice packaging, battery NOT installed, came
seperated packaged in the box. popped the battery in, and tried
it out on my classical.
worked like a charm, easy enough for a dumb blonde like me...one
bad point though, my g string has developed a buzz at the
bridge. maybe it's just the humidity???
fine for you.
And as to your g string developing a buzz... I think only (your)
Fred ought to be addressing that issue.
trust? Usually, humidity problems are more likely in the winter.
Your house ought to be pretty well humidified in May. Obviously,
there are a few things you can check yourself.
I'm sure you've tried new strings, are you using the same strings
you've been using? Do you think the new tuner is leading you to
tune differently that you did before?
that! (grin) Plus, it was time for me to leave and I didn't have
time to post anything useful.
One caveat with those IMT500 tuners... sometimes the little buttons
aren't snug and *they* can vibrate in the housing and sometimes
they only resonate with one or a couple notes. So, if the buzz
started once you put the tuner on, check that. Obviously, if it is
buzzing with or without the tuner, that's not the problem. Also,
sometimes buzzing can be pretty deceptive. It'll sound like it's
coming from the bridge and it might be coming from something as odd
as lose hardware on a tuning machine. Try the same string fretted
and the same note on a different string. Or, like Raf says, have it
looked at by a pro.
Best of luck.
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string, not MY g string...oh, that would be nasty!!! i'm not of the
physique to pull that one off!!!)
i'm going to have go back and check it some more...i really didn't do
lots of playing, just more like "let me try out my new tuner, oh
look, i've got a buzz!"
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what does this mean/show/of concern?????
Betsey (clueless as ever...)
Most likely, the nut slot for the G string is too low.
Two potential cures:
(a) get a new nut installed and slots properly cut
(b) shim up the old nut and refile slots.
Personally, I'd go with (a) especially if you can't do the work
yourself, as the labor involved won't be much less than in (b) and the
cost of the nut itself will be small compared with the labor.
But if the buzzing doesn't bother *you* all that much, let it go...
(c) Fill the offending nut slot filled and recut.
(d) (just to humor me) play the G note on the D string fretted at the 5th fret to see if it is a resonance buzz or the string itself. I like to try all possibilities before I make any hard changes.
I agree that most likely the slot is a bit low but if it wasn't buzzing before, the guitar is played infrequently, and the same gauge/brand of strings are on it, it seems unlikely that it's going to happen all on it's own. Maybe technique change (i.e. hitting the string harder or something) has caused the new found buzz.
In general, I'd go with Tony's fix. Fill the slot (a tiny bit) and recut.
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