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Buzzing strings

Hey all, I need some guidance please and thank you. I noticed my third string is buzzing at the third fret when I fret the second fret. I think some of my other strings are doing that too. Got any suggestions? I have an Ibanez B-50 I got from guitar center. I’ve changed the strings once after getting it and it sounded way better but other than that nothing else has been messed with. Open to any suggestions because its becoming annoying to hear a dead sounding note when trying to learn these lessons. Thanks!

James

Have you watched my banjo setup course? I would check the string relief on the neck: https://banjobenclark.com/courses/banjo-setup-with-steve-huber

Particularly this vid: https://banjobenclark.com/lessons/banjo-setup-with-steve-huber-string-height-action-banjo

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@BanjoBen thanks for the suggestion. I went back watched that series of videos. Looking at my banjo further, I noticed my neck had rotated just slightly at the head. Straightened that out. Using the instruction from the video i found that my fretboard was almost flat, added some tightness to it and now I can see the strings jump when fretting first and last. Sounds so much better!

James

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