Being the type of person that has to tear things down, break them, fix them, just to see how they work, it seemed only natural to change the strings on a brand new banjo, with my whole 8 days worth of banjo experience. RIght? That’s a thing.
After changing and tuning the strings, I had a weird buzz. Wasn’t sure if it was the new strings, the new bridge I put on a couple days ago, my crappy playing (seemed the most likely) or something else.
Today, I realized when I put the Deering bridge on, I didn’t remeasure to make sure it was in the correct spot. I just kind of guessed, since I had marks for the old bridge. Turned out it was about 4mm off where it should be. So… an 1/8th of an inch roughly. Moved it that 1/8th of an inch and the weird buzzing isn’t there anymore.
Seriously, could 1/8th of an inch make that big of a difference? Or am I just hearing what I want to hear?