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Old 03-20-2017, 10:58 AM
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I'm having a strange fret buzzing problem - here's the deal:
1st string, 2nd fret - when I fret it somewhere near the middle of the 1-2nd fret space, its fine, rings loud and clear. But if I attempt to fret it near the 2nd fret, it gets fuzzy. I suspect it's the way the fret is crowned - any other thoughts or suggestions?
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:24 AM
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I'm having a strange fret buzzing problem - here's the deal:
1st string, 2nd fret - when I fret it somewhere near the middle of the 1-2nd fret space, its fine, rings loud and clear. But if I attempt to fret it near the 2nd fret, it gets fuzzy. I suspect it's the way the fret is crowned - any other thoughts or suggestions?
Could be the fret end is loose... Try pressing it with a hard wood block to see if there is movement.
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:20 PM
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Could be the fret end is loose... Try pressing it with a hard wood block to see if there is movement.


I 2nd this. Doubt it's the fret crowning.

Is it definitely only on this fret??


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Old 03-20-2017, 07:26 PM
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Its hard to diagnose things via the internet.

But.

I would first look to see if you had a loose fret, then if frets are good I would check that the fretboard is not worn in the middle area between the frets, if its worn you will be getting a more substantial pull down onto the fret, this may change the strings dynamic and cause buzzing.

Again, hard thing to diagnose via a forum.

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Old 03-21-2017, 04:53 AM
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Ned was spot on! Thanks! A close inspection revealed just a tiny bit of bounce in the fret end. A few well placed drops of super glue did the trick ( for now, anyway).
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:17 AM
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Ned was spot on! Thanks! A close inspection revealed just a tiny bit of bounce in the fret end. A few well placed drops of super glue did the trick ( for now, anyway).


Did you push the fret back down when gluing?


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