What can I clamp on my G String to stop the vibrating?

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  1. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    Bad resonance from behind the nut for my unwound G. I'm using some scotch tape right now to dampen it a bit but I'd like to find a more elegant solution, like the ones on tennis racquets and violins. Heck, I was even thinking of using a lead weight from a fishing line since those clamp right on with a squeeze.

    Anyone know of another solution? Pro one or DIY? Links? Couldn't even find the violin one online since I don't know what it's called. Thanks!
     
  2. doublee

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    Maybe the nut needs to be looked at?
     
  3. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    Hmm but it's a brand new bone nut. Couldn't hurt to have a looksee tho. The G isn't on a string tree BTW, only the first two unwounds are, so there may be something to the string angle thing as well.
     
  4. bhelvick1

    bhelvick1 Silver Supporting Member

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    An old trick I used, which isnt too far from your tape idea, was sandwiching a really small piece of paper in between your string and nut slot. Assuredly NOT glamours, but it lifts the individual string just high enough to solve string buzzing at the first fret.

    Other than that, I would tell whomever you bought the guitar/nut from to make you another nut because that problem might not go away. Perhaps you just need to set it up (if you havent already)? Good luck!
     
  5. Structo

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    Yes, sounds like the nut slot needs a little tweaking.
     
  6. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    raaaaaaaaats. ok it's nut time this weekend. thanks all.
     
  7. hurleysurf

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    I used to have an old acoustic that had a bit of a buzz. When I changed strings I'd cut off a tiny tiny piece on the end of it and place it on the nut under the string and tune up. Worked like a charm. Kind of like the paper idea I guess... possibly less noticeable?
     
  8. reentune

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    Go see Evan Gluck on 106 and Amsterdam (I think) if you're in the City.
    newyorkguitarrepair.com
     
  9. Funky Monkey

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    A little Nut Sauce? I'd try that before I kept adding hardware or broke out the file.

    NOT the thread to introduce your wife "where I spend my free time" to, BTW. :p

    Carry on.
     
  10. Chadley

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    If this thread would have been posted on Harmony Central it would have been 30 pages long by now.....
     
  11. stephen_b

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    lets give a go... heres my contibution...


    nuts.
     
  12. socal63

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    bad nut job is all... i had an old semi hollow that got ring from the strings before they got to the bridge, i used to use a thin piece of velcro and sandwiched the strings in it to stop the ringing.
     
  13. A bad nut job affecting your G string.



    lol. I'm a child.
     
  14. Grant Ferstat

    Grant Ferstat Some guy in obscure bands in a far away place... Silver Supporting Member

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    Hey Jahn,

    How far down the post do you wind your G string? On Strats and Teles I always wind mine right to the bottom of the post for extra tension and this alone will often cure this problem and provide a cleaner tone.

    This is of course presuming you only have a E/B string tree.
     
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    rofl. Aren't we all :)
     
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    zzzezums Silver Supporting Member

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    what a great thread to start my day. too funny.
     
  17. greeny

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    don't people put an elastic band or girls hair bobble around their headstocks (over the offending stings to solve this. I see this on loads of pro guitarists, always assumed it was to prevent behind the nut rattleing.
     
  18. gtr777

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    If it's a tele or strat they are prone to this. Wind the string on to the tuning post so that you get the steepest angle you can. If this doesn't help in a pinch I just stick a pick in between the stings so that it puts pressure on the g string. dampens the over tones and you always have a pick handy if you drop one.
     
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    If it's buzzing behind the nut, then the problem is not the nut. Check the G tuner - is it loose ? , if not then check the other tuners - sometimes they can vibrate in sympathy.
    Also check the string trees - they can also vibrate.
     
  20. cram

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    steal your girlfriend's scrunchy and wrap that pig around the string...
    Just make sure it's not pink unless you're cool with that color...

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