How to fix a ukulele buzz ?

- Nov 30, 2018 -


What is a ukulele buzz ? It means the strings are too low or the frets are too high, and most of the ukulele player will met this problem. The following descriptions will guide you to fix your ukulele buzz.


Ukulele buzz solutions


You should find the reason for the buzz,before fixing the buzzing ,you need to know where is the buzzing come from.Pick the string or play the ukulele and listen carefully to find out the location of the buzz.If may comes from the ukulele strings,ukulele tuners,the ukulele nut, the saddle,the bridge or frets ? Once you find it out ,then we can start to solve it according to the location.There are several solutions based on different places.


1. Buzz comes from the string

First of all, we need to check the curvature of the neck to see if we have the transition of the neck, which causes the neck to bend backwards. This phenomenon is often manifested as a low position and a serious buzzing. The sound is normal after 12 frets on the contrary and when pressing first fret and 15 frets, the strings are all stained with the silk in the middle. At this time, we should use a hex wrench to turn the neck reinforcement counterclockwise and relax the neck to restore him to normal.


2. The nut and the saddle is too low to cause the buzz.

In the case of a normal neck curvature, the nut check is easier, usually the first fret will buzz, and other frets are fine. If the saddle is too low, the buzz will appear in a relatively high position, such as 5 or even 7 frets. So we should replace the new nut and saddle.


3. Part of the ukulele crafts is not good, or we often only play a single position to make this line too large, will cause the individual silk height is not normal.

Be careful with the diagnosis of silk, because the silk is expensive and it is not easy to replace, so we must be more careful. For example: If the panel, neck, pillow, and piano code are normal, press and hold the fifth bullet, and there are two possibilities:

(1) The fifth fret is low.

(2) The sixth fret is high in silk.


If we recklessly think that the sixth fret is too high and knock him down, it will make the six products have a lower chain reaction than the seven products. We will have the wrong operation for all the silk, so we should click on the adjacent 3. 4, 6, 7 frets, compare the height of the string after holding down, correctly find out whether the fifth frets is low or the sixth frets is high. Then deal with it. If the individual silk is high, we can put a hard object on the back of the neck facing the silk. It is best to lay some soft towels or film in the middle to prevent damage to the neck paint, then gently tap the silk and knock. When using a hammer with a rubber head, if you can't find it, many screwdrivers now have a rubber handle that can be used to press on the wire and tap the handle with a hammer. Note that the silk is easy to knock in, so be sure to tap a little, then test it, don't overdo it.

If the individual filaments are low, remove them and re-install them. The method of removing them is to use a pointed hard object to hold the filament at one end and follow the direction of the filament in parallel with the fingerboard to allow him to withdraw from the other end. (The neck is covered with caution). Be careful not to crack the notches on the fingerboard.


The above are some of our suggestions for you when meet with ukulele buzz and wish they do helps, welcome to share us your ideas and comments. Thank you all.


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