Help needed with fret buzz on Yamaha SuperFlighter SF700

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Help needed with fret buzz on Yamaha SuperFlighter SF700

Unread post by nik62es » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:08 pm

Fretbuzz is driving me crazy on this Yamaha SuperFlighter SF700. Can you see anything potentially wrong here ? It has just come back from the luthier who put in a new nut. He told me he had a hard time finding one tall enough to allow for the very thick fretboard. I am taking it back in tomorrow, but would really love some feedback if any of you see what the issue is. Thank you very much.


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Re: Help needed with fretbuzz

Unread post by Buzzard » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:23 pm

Argh, I can't see the content of your links. :o

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Unread post by Saul » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:23 pm

I have removed those links as none of them work and people are just seeing adverts instead. If you want to add images use the 'attachment' feature when posting. Much easier that way :)
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Re: Help needed with fretbuzz

Unread post by Les Turnbull » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:04 pm

Only ever had fret buzz on a Westone Spectrum SX and that was due to a lousy fret job from the factory , took me around 1 hour to take the strings off mark the tops of the frets with marker and sand them all level with a 8 inch board and fine sandpaper , The guitar played like a dream thereafter . Other possible buzz to look for could be loose tuner keys , truss rod buzz . Do you play droped D or other low tunings .

My Yamaha SG has actually cracked the top nut in the middle and on removing the truss rod cover I find that there is no wood supporting the middle of the top nut due to the size of the truss rod hole so I may fit a Brass top nut for its extra strength .
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Re: Help needed with fretbuzz

Unread post by Les Turnbull » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:15 pm

Pictures have turned up, That low e string looks huge have you tried a lighter guage of strings
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Re: Help needed with fretbuzz

Unread post by Saul » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:41 pm

As Les mentioned that low E string looks too heavy in comparison to the rest of the strings. Did you spec it like that?

Also might be just the angle etc but looks like the nut has not been cut for the strings or at least not the lower strings. Appears to be that they are simply sitting on top of the nut?
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Re: Help needed with fretbuzz

Unread post by joeymakesmusic » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:04 pm

First, try replacing the strings. This is the easiest tactic so go with it first.

If that doesn't solve it, try to pinpoint the source of the buzz. Play each string on each fret. See if there is a point where the buzzing disappears.

If the buzzing seems to appear on frets closer to the body, you might have to raise the saddle slight. If that doesn't work, you might have to sand down a fret (get a luthier to do it for you)
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Re: Help needed with fret buzz on Yamaha SuperFlighter SF700

Unread post by Buzzard » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:57 pm

I guess you've already returned the guitar to the luthier, and maybe even got it back again.

Is the guitar buzz free now ? any changes made ?

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