#1
Ok. Recently after changing my strings, having them broken in, and fixing everything. I noticed my b string was buzzing. So I tried fixing the action. It's a floyd rose, and I figured this would solve the problem. Well then it kept buzzing. So I played with it some more. It just got worse and worse. It can't be the action because all the other strings sound perfect. I don't know what to do, or what's wrong with it, all I know is every fret buzzes on the b only. It's not just a small buzz, you can't ignore this at all. What do I do?
#2
Take it to your local guitar tech and have him fix it.
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#3
I'm trying to learn how to fix it on my own. Not pay somebody to not tell me what's wrong with it and just charge me 20 bucks. Not to mention keep it for a week.
#5
It buzzes open and fretted both. Any suggestions?
Last edited by bambamm89 at Oct 7, 2007,
#7
Omgz, double post AND bumpage?!?! Phail.

Hokay, so it's a floyd, meaning theres no way the B can be lower than the high E, maybe. But you know that, cause I told you.
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Last edited by JimPlaysGuitar at Oct 8, 2007,
#8
Yes, I thought that the b being lower than the e was impossible, but when you look at all the strings going down, you can see that the b is lower than all the other string. Which makes absolutely no sense to me.
#9
Your saddle or nut could be over worn for the B string. The string could also just be defective. If you have an old B string, try putting it on.

EDIT: The bridge could also not be floating parallel to the body, caving in a bit into the cavity. That would cause all the strings to be lower, and there could just be something funky with the b saddle making it even lower than the others.
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#10
I had the same problem with an floyd rose equipped guitar. Try rotating the three little bits on the nut that hold the strings in place by 90 degrees (or just the one that holds the b and e strings).. That fixed it for me :P
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#12
Okay, so in trying to fix the guitar I ended u p screwing it up even more and maybe, possibly, might have found the solution. So I went to take the locking nuts off the strings for the tuning(on the headstock end) and then all of a sudden. My big E breaks, and my bridge just drops some. So I have to take off all the strings. But once I get down to the b string. . . . it wasn't buzzing anymore. I came up with the conclusion that maybe I should have fixed the the bridge before I put all the strings on. I put a new set of strings on and I don't have any buzzing. . . . I'm still not sure technically what was wrong. But I have no problems now . . . .
#13
Ok. It seems I was completely wrong about no more problems. New pack of strings, action fixed and now the b still buzzes and now the g is starting to do the exact same. But once again the high e sounds fine. I dont see how the action on 2 strings could be different from the entire bridge! Anyone have any suggestions. Someone mentioned something about the truss rod . . . . I have no idea what that is. But is that possibly the problem? Ok so I figured it cant be the action of the entire bridge I raise both ends of the bridge as high as it could go and the b and g no longer buzzes. But besides having an action I can stick my pinky any, and diagnosis?
Last edited by bambamm89 at Oct 9, 2007,
#14
Quote by Talmir
I had the same problem with an floyd rose equipped guitar. Try rotating the three little bits on the nut that hold the strings in place by 90 degrees (or just the one that holds the b and e strings).. That fixed it for me :P

No idea what that means
#15
Ok here are some snap shots of the action, and the bridge. I hope this helps for someone to respond a little! The action is all the way up and yet the g still buzzes the b is fine, but I get a strong feeling if I lower the action again. It'll do the same.

Here's the bridge, I couldn't really get any better shots of it. If you need to seem more message me!
#16
That's not how you raise a bridge properly. You want to raise the two posts on the bridge closest to the pickups.
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#18


Ok . . . . bad art skills I know . . .. The red arrows show where I used the allen wrench to raise the action. If I'm doing this wrong, a lot of people have been telling me wrong
#19
Oh, well just tighten the springs via the screws under the back plate.
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#20
You completely lost me . . . . how about this I'll upload a pic you highlight the areas I need to work on . . . . . I'm a complete idiot when it comes to guitar repair
#21
You completely lost me . . . . how about this I'll upload a pic you highlight the areas I need to work on . . . . . I'm a complete idiot when it comes to guitar repair