#1
So I've recently changed my string gauge from 0.10 (Low E) to 0.08. After I changed the strings, I've noticed buzzing noises from the nut near the B~G strings. Is this the result of neck warping, a truss rod problem or something else?
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#2
due to the lower tension cause by the strings is bound to buzz. check your action. it may be resting on the fretboard itself. if it is have it adjusted.
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#3
might just be the nut itself. the strings might have cut into it and the thinner gauge isnt settling properly.
i might be wrong tho.

ps: if you're going to jump to such a thing gauge, get your neck adjusted. will help intonation, tuning stabillity, and you wont have your neck warping
#4
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due to the lower tension cause by the strings is bound to buzz. check your action. it may be resting on the fretboard itself. if it is have it adjusted.


What exactly is the action?
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#6
measure your neck's relief.

fret the Low E at the first fret, at the same time,
fret the Low E at the last fret, where the neck and body meet.

with both places held, look at the middle relief. 7-9th frets.

if the strings are touching the fret at the middle then you dont have enough relief.
if the string is more than a credit cards thickness up from the wire there, you may have too much.

measure and repost here.
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#7
Quote by jj1565
measure your neck's relief.

fret the Low E at the first fret, at the same time,
fret the Low E at the last fret, where the neck and body meet.

with both places held, look at the middle relief. 7-9th frets.

if the strings are touching the fret at the middle then you dont have enough relief.
if the string is more than a credit cards thickness up from the wire there, you may have too much.

measure and repost here.


i can fit one credit card but 2 wnot fit, so around 1.5
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#8
That should be good enough then.

Are any of the tuning post washers loose? My Martin had that problem.
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#9
wow sounds like a lot of relief.

i'm going to go with a nut cut problem then.

does the action seem high to you?

slip a bit of paper in the cut of the nut, under the strings, see if that helps, then post back.
Jenneh

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#10
no, a peice of paper wont fit, and no, the tuning posts aren't loose, as far as im concerned.
The sound it makes is like a loose washer spinning aroung a nut really fast
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#11
well if it sounds like a washer then look at the washers. strum and touch parts on the headstock and in the truss rod cavity, if it's on the neck.

as for the paper not fitting, i guess you made to bit of paper too large.
Jenneh

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