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Thread: C string buzzing on 2nd and 3rd fret

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    Quote Originally Posted by Web_Parrot View Post
    Hi "Me...."
    Is this a new 'uke that has been buzzing from the start? Or, is this a problem that has just started?
    It has been buzzing since the first day I got it (1 week ago)

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    You should take it to the shop where you bought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yahalele View Post
    You should take it to the shop where you bought.
    I bought it online.
    I will take it to the local music store this weekend and see if they can help me. I will let you guys know if they find out what's that about, so maybe that will be helpful to someone help.

    I also noticed, by listening closely, that the buzzing seems to come from the piece of fretboard that is attached to the body of the uke, right next to the soundhole. Seems pretty strange to me, cause it only happens when playing 2nd and 3rd fret, but the buzzing doesn't seem to come from them

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    I think you need to contact online store first. They may have return policy. I think online shop have responsibility to fix it. Do you have warranty card of the ukulele?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yahalele View Post
    I think you need to contact online store first. They may have return policy. I think online shop have responsibility to fix it. Do you have warranty card of the ukulele?
    Yeah, but if they can fix it at the music store in quite a short time and if it's not a big deal, I'd rather give it to them. The online store has free return policy, but it takes so much time

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    I see. Do you have warranty card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yahalele View Post
    I see. Do you have warranty card?
    Actually not. There was no warranty card that came with the uke, but I have the invoice sent by the seller

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    Some bad internet shops sell 2nd hand items. In such case, they have no warranty card. You just need to be very careful to fix it.

    This thread may help you.

    https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com...4-UKE-Republic
    Last edited by yahalele; 09-03-2019 at 12:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Me Underneath View Post
    It has been buzzing since the first day I got it (1 week ago)
    Because this is a new instrument and the buzzing has occurred since day-one, string damage or string related issues aren't a likely source of the problem. As others have said, it is most likely a high fret below the 3rd. If purchased from the manufacturer or authorized retailer (including online) it is also likely that no final setup was done. However, changes in environment (heat and humidity) can cause frets to "move" within the wooden fret board. Blame or explanation isn't solving your issue however :-) ...

    If you do take it to a local repair shop/luthier, get an estimate before you leave. My shop has a minimum of $80. Do NOT just drop it off, but ask if the repair technician can confirm that there is only one offending fret. If he/she can check all the frets, you may benefit by having a full setup completed.

    Alternatively, (and hopefully a cheaper option) contact the manufacturer. They may have a warranty servicer relationship with a local music shop that would be authorized to do warranty repairs at no cost. My first "quality" purchase was for a Fender Montecito - online music vendor. 6 of the frets were high for various strings/positions. I contacted Fender and they gave me an authorization to go to one of three shops. The shop determined it was better to have it replaced. Fender "rushed" a replacement that was received in two days. The replacement plays perfectly.
    Last edited by Web_Parrot; 09-04-2019 at 04:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Web_Parrot View Post
    Because this is a new instrument and the buzzing has occurred since day-one, string damage or string related issues aren't a likely source of the problem. As others have said, it is most likely a high fret below the 3rd. If purchased from the manufacturer or authorized retailer (including online) it is also likely that no final setup was done. However, changes and environment (heat and humidity) can cause frets to "move" within the wooden fret board. Blame or explanation isn't solving your issue however :-) ...

    If you do take it to a local repair shop/luthier, get an estimate before you leave. My shop has a minimum of $80. Do NOT just drop it off, but ask if the repair technician can confirm that there is only one offending fret. If he/she can check all the frets, you may benefit by having a full setup completed.

    Alternatively, (and hopefully a cheaper option) contact the manufacturer. They may have a warranty servicer relationship with a local music shop that would be authorized to do warranty repairs at no cost. My first "quality" purchase was for a Fender Montecito - online music vendor. 6 of the frets were high for various strings/positions. I contacted Fender and they gave me an authorization to go to one of three shops. The shop determined it was better to have it replaced. Fender "rushed" a replacement that was received in two days. The replacement plays perfectly.
    Thank you, this is a great advice! I'll check if Luna offers such services in my area!

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