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Jacob Bornstein

PostPosted: 05/04/2007 at 5:22 AM    Post subject: Bean in Storage link

A friend of mine recieved a TB1000S from someone who passed away. It's been in Storage since 1985. I put new strings (9's) on it and tuned up fine and everything works. I get some buzzing on the G&D strings from the second fret to the fifth fret. Should I leave it as is for some time and play it or should I try some ten's or eleven's? The action isn't to high, but the saddle is adjusted almost all the way. Any thoughts?


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04 Feb 2004
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PostPosted: 05/04/2007 at 9:38 AM    Post subject: RE:Bean in Storage link

My recommendation is that you take the guitar to a good luthier for a set up. It's difficult to diagnose without actually examining the instrument.

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PostPosted: 05/05/2007 at 10:57 AM    Post subject: RE:Bean in Storage link

Beans are notorious for D&G string buzz. Every Bean I've played has had some buzz on these two strings.

I solved the problem on my 1000S by having the nut raised a hair (actualy shimmed the bottom with a Dunlop Orange Tortex Pick) and then had the guitar set up and the frets re-leveled. The problem was a slight amount of back bow from the third fret to the nut (The rest of the neck was straight as an arrow). The raised nut and fret re-level solved the problem. Plays like a dream now.

My old 500's G string buzzed so bad, it was hard to tune. But, it gave the guitar some of it's timbre, so I never bothered trying to fix it.

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