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reasonableman
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My Acoustic guitar has recently aquired a major buzzing/rattling noise on the A string. I believe it originates from the 'bar' the strings are on (this is the nut I believe - Doesn't look like a nut to me...) at the top of the neck.

Can't really think what would suddenly cause this...any help?


   
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art&lutherie
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Have you recently changed strings?

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uberlc
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I have the EXACT same problem.. I just changed to 11 gauge strings, and I have major buzzing on the 6,5,4,3 strings
sounds horrible :(


   
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gizzy
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Most Acoustic guitars use 12 gauge strings if you switched to lighter gauge 11's you may need your neck adjusted for the 11's.

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Nils
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if you want to stick with the 11's and feel adventurous go to the "basic setup" section on my pages below and see if you want to tackle the adjustment.

EDIT: if you just changed to smaller strings all you will need to do is the "neck relief" adjustment.

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reasonableman
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That's the thing I haven't changed anything about my set-up recently...

on the plus side it seems to have stopped.


   
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