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Discuss the Mandolin lesson: How to Identify & Fix Mandolin Tailpiece Buzzes

Ain’t hardly nothing more annoying than a tailpiece buzz! Let’s learn how to tell where the buzz is coming from, then see an easy way to fix it!


I like the looks of those harmonic suppression grommets!


Is there a certain configuration placing the grommets? Side-by-side, staggered, near the top or bottom?


I do not believe so, I’ve done them all different ways.


How do you fix fret buzz? My strings have a little bit of a buzz even when my fingers aren’t on the frets. Do you have any suggestions on what I should do?

Check your nut slots to make sure there isn’t any debris that could be creating a buzz:

Also check that your action isn’t too low and causing the strings to contact the frets:

Ok I will check. Thank You!

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