#1
I am using 11-54 beefy slinky and I experiencing fret buzz only on the low C string. The guitar has a 25.5 scale length. Any suggestions to fixing this?
#2
Raise the action a tad on the bass side? That's the standard fix, unless it's a neck relief issue.
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String in the nut might not be in properly, I had to file some of mine a little so they'd fit larger strings, though if it buzzes and you can't hear it through the amp then it's not much to worry about
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what guitar specifically do you have?
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I also would recommend the higher gauge for the sixth string. At least a 60.
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#7
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String in the nut might not be in properly, I had to file some of mine a little so they'd fit larger strings, though if it buzzes and you can't hear it through the amp then it's not much to worry about

I can hear it coming through the amp. it's only that low C string though.
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I can hear it coming through the amp. it's only that low C string though.


Ah okay, in that case either try a heavier low string, the added tension should stop it being floppy, if that doesn't work look at the nut, if the string doesn't quite sit in, file it down a little, if it's too loose, you can either get a new nut or fill it with something, not sure what but I've heard of people doing it with blu tack
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If the string is too loose in the nut you can fill the slot by taking a regular celluloid pick and rubbing it on sand paper, collecting the powder that is made. Be sure to mask off the headstock and fret board next t to the nut then add a small amount of cyanoacrilate (super glue) to the slot then some of the powder from the pick the glue dries quickly so have the powder ready to apply.

Once dry repeat with glue then powder until you have the slot more shallow than it needs to be or fill it completely because once the glue/powder mixture is cured completely it can be filed with a nut file.

Some people use baking soda and glue but the celluloid works best, I learned about this from watching a luthier fix a nut on a 90 year old Martin that he was restoring and he didn't want to risk damaging the old wood by replacing the but.

It's a cheap but effective fix you can always replace the nut but if only one slot has issues this will work to fix the one string leaving the others alone.
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If the string is too loose in the nut you can fill the slot by taking a regular celluloid pick and rubbing it on sand paper, collecting the powder that is made. Be sure to mask off the headstock and fret board next t to the nut then add a small amount of cyanoacrilate (super glue) to the slot then some of the powder from the pick the glue dries quickly so have the powder ready to apply.

Once dry repeat with glue then powder until you have the slot more shallow than it needs to be or fill it completely because once the glue/powder mixture is cured completely it can be filed with a nut file.

Some people use baking soda and glue but the celluloid works best, I learned about this from watching a luthier fix a nut on a 90 year old Martin that he was restoring and he didn't want to risk damaging the old wood by replacing the but.

It's a cheap but effective fix you can always replace the nut but if only one slot has issues this will work to fix the one string leaving the others alone.


I'm not sure if it would be an issue with the nut. When I play the string open, it doesn't buzz. The guitar was setup for this string gauge and tuning I just never noticed the buzzing because I pretty much always play with gain.