View Full Version : String Vibration Problems

02-17-2009, 03:11 PM
I just started playing ukulele 3 weeks ago. I started on a little toy uke that was $35. I just upgraded to an Ohana 35G. I got the uke in today and couldn't wait to get home from work to play it! To my surprise, the E and A string make an annoying buzz and vibration noise near the tuners. I cannot play any normal music without that buzz driving me crazy! Does anyone know what to do to get ride of it?! Please, help me!

02-17-2009, 03:31 PM
The string is supposed to vibrate, that is where the sound comes from :) Buzzing is annoying though, If it sounds like it is coming from the tuners, it maybe that the little ring around the hole where the tuner comes through the head stock is loose. Does it buzz even if all the strings are played open, ie your not pressing any strings down on the fret board?

02-17-2009, 03:45 PM
I just checked all of the tuners and I found two loose washers/nuts! Perfect! I never would have thought this would be solved in one reply. Even something so simple, you are the best! Thank you!

02-17-2009, 03:58 PM
Glad to help. I've had that same rattle problem before.