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RyRod
11-26-2009, 11:53 AM
I did try to search for my answer, and I came across the thread dealing with multiple buzzing fixes, but I couldn't find an answer to my question/problem.

I recently bought a blank "bone" saddle from Elderly. I was able to rough cut it with a scroll saw. Now, is there a certain way that these should be shaped?

You can see from the pictures that it's somewhat squared off right now. However, the C-String buzzes from the body pretty badly, just the c-string. First, I switched the strings to see if that was the problem. I put on Worth's (brown and clear) and an Aquila(which is on there now). This did not solve my problem.

I also did MGM's nickel test, and the action is fine between the 12th fret and the strings.

Any help from you super wise people would be greatly appreciated.

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Moore Bettah Ukuleles
11-26-2009, 11:56 AM
You are likely buzzing on the flat surface of that saddle. You need to put a crown or bevel on the top of it so that the strings rests on a much smaller area. If you have intonation problems, now is the time to make adjustments before you shape the saddle.
Back to basting the turkey.

RyRod
11-26-2009, 12:03 PM
Thanks Mr. Moore, hope you have a great Thanksgiving.