#1
Hi Everyone,

My B string on frets 1-4 have started making this noise that I'm uncertain how to describe. Here's an audio clip of it:

https://soundcloud.com/ian-lylak/broken-b-string/s-8fj44

I'm playing 4 frets on the G, then B, then E string. The B string is making that noise on frets 1-4.

The strings are a week old, I've tried adjusting the bridge for the B string but it hasn't made any different. The string is in tune.

Any suggestions on what may be causing that noise?

Thanks.
#2
Did you change string gauges from what was on there before?
Did you adjust the bridge at all?
Did you touch the truss rod?
Has there been a drastic weather change (temp/humidity) where you are?
#3
dspellman

Hi,

I haven't changed the string gauge.
I didn't adjusted the bridge, except from after the problem started, which made no difference.
I haven't touched the truss rod.
The weather has been consistent for the past month.

I was playing the guitar as normal, then the next morning, the B string on frets 1-4 started making that noise.
#5
Could be a dud string. If your bridge has saddles, try intonating using those. Truss rod if that doesnt work, but maybe just try a new string first. People freak out with truss rods, but theyre not difficult to manipulate, just be gentle and smart that's all.