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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Mandolin G String Dead/Buzz


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Tylermando123 - Posted - 12/09/2018:  10:07:40


Got a new pava f5 mandolin and didn't notice until I started playing around the twelfth fret that the sound is dead/buzzy. I've put new strings on had it set up by someone else and it's still present. don't know what to do.......

MandoTom2 - Posted - 12/09/2018:  10:22:17


I would look down the neck line (edges of the neck) from the head stock towards the body and see if there is a 'hump' in the fretboard, in the area where the buzz is, which is where the neck meets the body approximately...



When you changed strings, did  you change to a heavier, thicker gauge? That is a possibility...



MandoTom



 



 


Edited by - MandoTom2 on 12/09/2018 10:22:49

Tylermando123 - Posted - 12/09/2018:  17:47:05


the buzz/dead sound was there before I changed the strings as well on lighter strings. ive looked down the neck and it looks normal to my eyes

MandoTom2 - Posted - 12/09/2018:  20:18:11


I just looked up Pava Mandolins... Never heard of them before...



They look to be top drawer instruments...



I would call Pava and see if they have any ideas...



Secondarily, I would make sure the luthier that worked on such a nice instrument, plays and/or builds mandolins him or her self...



All luthiers are not created equal (especially where music store luthiers are concerned)...



MandoTom2


Edited by - MandoTom2 on 12/09/2018 20:18:52

RickJohnson - Posted - 12/10/2018:  09:38:02


Try Rob's ebook:
Thanks for mentioning my ebook, gang, and please feel free to put my email address out if someone asks.

As noted, just email me at rob.meldrum@gmail.com and put Mandolin Setup in the subject line. It makes it easy for me to sort through my daily emails when I get home from work and send the ebook out.

Wishing everyone Happy Holidays,

Rob

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