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Strings and bridges and buzzing

Posted by Rissa on Thursday, July 18, 2013

So I decided to do something about the nasty buzzing I've been getting from my strings when playing higher on the mandolin. Sat down last night and started the long process of loosening the strings, adjusting the bridge height, tightening the strings, tuning, loosening strings, adjust bridge, and so-on. Finally I got things to sound as I wanted, and pop went an E string. At this point it was almost 1 am, and I was too tired to change out all the strings for the first time ever on a stringed instrument. So I just changed that 1 lonely E string, and did a pretty darn good job of the whole thing considering I'd never done any of that before. Thanks to MHO and Mandolin Cafe I got all the info I needed to get things done without breaking something other than a string.

1 comment on “Strings and bridges and buzzing”

OregonGal Says:
Sunday, July 21, 2013 @10:22:58 PM

Yes, after you adjust the bridge height and tighten and tune, and loosen, and adjust again you will have stretched the strings a lot and sometimes, most times, have to put on new strings when it is all set up correctly.

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