#1
Ive just changed the E on my 4 string stag bass. It's in tune but whenever I play an open E the tuner head buzzes I think it's lose how do you tighten it. Please can someone help?
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#2
are u sure its not the nut, this happened to me this very morning, and when i took the E out the nut slot was massacred
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#3
Play the open note while supporting the tuning head (just don't touch the string), if the buzzing stops, then you probably need to tighten the screws holding it to the headstock. More than likely, you will still hear the buzz, just quieter. If this is the case, then your nut needs work, which is best left to a repairman.
#4
You tighten the nut at the base of the tuning post.

Not the screws in the back.
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#5
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You tighten the nut at the base of the tuning post.

Not the screws in the back.


tighten the nut? thats a typo right?

EDIT: oh ok perhaps you mean like the nut of a screw not the actuall slotted nut lol
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#6
You tighten the nut at the base of the tuning post.

Not the screws in the back.

I was referring to tightening the tuning peg. The nut is glued in.
#7
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I was referring to tightening the tuning peg. The nut is glued in.




A nut.

It is at the base of the tuning peg, on the face side of the headstock.

You tighten that.

Not the screws at the back.
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#8
it could be the actual tuning heads themselves that have come loose.

do they feel loose when you are tuning?

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#9
A nut.

It is at the base of the tuning peg, on the face side of the headstock.

You tighten that.

Not the screws at the back.

Never seen that type of a "nut" as part of a tuning peg. I think you're referring to the bushing. The nut is what's probably causing the problem, the type that are on bass necks.
#10
^ are you serious? Almost every bass I've played recently has nuts holding them in. I'm looking at two basses and a guitar right now that have that configuration. They're much thinner than in the picture, but that picture wasn't part of an instrument.
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#11
^ are you serious? Almost every bass I've played recently has nuts holding them in. I'm looking at two basses and a guitar right now that have that configuration. They're much thinner than in the picture, but that picture wasn't part of an instrument.

It's not a nut, it's the bushing, the cylinder that the tuning peg turns in. Some screw in - and the top looks a bit like a nut - others push in. Anyway, unless it's the type that has washers, even if it's loose, it will not cause buzzing.
#12
Either the action is too low (raise it), there is not enough string tension (get a new string) or the gauge is wrong for the nut (replace nut if damaged or if not damaged, get a thicker string).
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