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Postby dl0571 » February 26th, 2005, 8:13 pm

When I put my capo on the first fret, I get a nasty buzzing on my low E string. It doesn't do it on any other frets (up to 5th, that's the highest I've had it). The string doesn't buzz when I finger the first fret, just with the capo. Is this a problem with my capo or my guitar?

Also, when it does this, if I jiggle it around a little bit, eventually I'll get it to a place where it doesn't buzz, but its rarely the same place.
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Postby Nick » February 27th, 2005, 4:18 am

could be that the nut is cut too high, or that the capo needs more tension.

Is the capo the rubber band kind, or a kyser or shubb?
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Postby dl0571 » February 27th, 2005, 8:22 am

It's not an elastic, but other than that I don't know. I got it almost a year ago, but didn't really use it until the last month or so. It's got a screw to tighten it onto the fretboard, if that helps.
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Postby Nick » February 27th, 2005, 8:39 am

just tighten it down a little more.

Make sure the capo is close to the fret.
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Postby dl0571 » February 27th, 2005, 6:57 pm

Nick wrote:just tighten it down a little more.

Make sure the capo is close to the fret.


check and check. still buzzing. It's very sensative about where its positioned.
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