View Full Version : I have a buzzing sound when i play my A string open ?

06-16-2010, 02:03 PM
I dont know how long ago this started, but after talking with another Uke'r they suggested that it is the fretboard that is a bit loose. I know that pressing down on the fretboard whilst plucking the string stops the buzz, but i was wondering if this is the case what am i best doing to resolve it ?

06-16-2010, 02:23 PM
Most likely buzzing at the nut. Put you finger down on the A string above the nut and see if it stops. Often can be fixed by rewinding the string so the last wrap is at the bottom of the tuning peg.

06-17-2010, 03:25 AM
Sometimes the nut will have a piece of grit or a sharp spur in the groove that can cause a buzz.

06-17-2010, 04:21 AM
A lot of things can cause a buzz from a loose nut on a tuner all the through to an improperly seated saddle.

However, if it is really a problem with the fretboard, you'll need some heavy duty help.

I would post this in the Uke Tech Support.


06-17-2010, 04:59 AM
I get a buzz when I play with an open G-string. Too much information?

06-17-2010, 07:31 AM

Love the Eddie Van Dolphin.