Strings and Setup for a J45 - buzzy B string?

Discussion in 'Acoustic Instruments' started by mikoo69, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. mikoo69

    mikoo69 Member

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    Got a J-45 vintage (2019 but “vintage” model style with the banner logo). Amazing guitar, though I’m looking for the best set of strings to use with them...

    right now the B string is a bit thin and buzzy sounding..:perhaps it’s the setup? Any suggestions on getting the B string to sound full? Mostly noticeable on lead lines. Not sure if a different type of string will help, or if it’s a problem with the nut?
     
  2. Scottone

    Scottone Member

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    I use the Gibson Masterbuilt strings on my 3 Gibson acoustics and they sound the best to my ear. Your B string issue sounds like it's related to the setup. Maybe the slot is cut too low on the nut.
     

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