#1
Hey all, sorry if this is in the wrong forum. I assumed you folks would be the most knowledgeable.

I recently restrung my wife's four string bass guitar (entry-level Silvertone LB11) and am now getting horrible vibration from the third string (a metallic buzzing sound). I did go down in string size so that may have caused it. The vibration was dampened by wrapping hair ties around the strings between the nut and the tuners so I know it's not a problem with the bridge.

My question is this: How do I permanently fix this issue? Do I need a new nut or new tuners? The nut is cheap plastic, and lubricating with graphite didn't help at all. If I need a new nut, do you have any recommendations?

Thanks!
Guitars:
ESP Eclipse II w/ SD Black Winters
Ibanez S540 w/ DiMarzios
Ibanez RG370DX w/ EMG 81/60
Ibanez RG7321 w/ DiMarzios
Pedals:
Fulltone FB-3
Crybaby Wah
Ibanez TS-9
Amps:
Peavey 6505+
Last edited by gorgthemeatpile at Jun 3, 2016,
#2
Check to see if the tuners are tight. Sometimes the top ferrule and washer can loosen, causing the vibration. Good luck
#3
I checked the tuners and the problem is definitely not there. The problem is the nut. Looks like I'll be replacing it this weekend.
Guitars:
ESP Eclipse II w/ SD Black Winters
Ibanez S540 w/ DiMarzios
Ibanez RG370DX w/ EMG 81/60
Ibanez RG7321 w/ DiMarzios
Pedals:
Fulltone FB-3
Crybaby Wah
Ibanez TS-9
Amps:
Peavey 6505+