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Fine Tuner Question
Buzzing Sound
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August 5, 2016 - 10:49 pm
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When I play on the Open G string there's a buzzing sound that seems to be the fine tuner vibrating?  It's only when I play that Open G string. If I touch the fine tuner when I play Open G it stops. Could it be loose or something?

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I had also had a buzzing with my open G. It only happened when the open G was played loudly, turned out to be my bridge. I just ever so slightly moved the top of the bridge where it contacts the string and it went away.

I don't have fine tuners on my fiddle but I wonder if the G string needs to be loosened and restrung. 

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It buzzed and then I changed to new strings and it still happens

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Hi Fran

What type of tuners are on your tailpiece. are they the built in Hill style or are they removable?

With violins there is no fretting over the music.

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IMAG0279.jpgImage Enlargerforgot to mention the fine tuner is on the E string. here's a photo of my violin so you can see the type of tuner

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Hi Fran

thanks for the pic.

ok that is a removalable one so just use a small pair of needle nose pliers and tighten the nut. which is right under the thumb screw, by turning it clockwise. shouldn't take mush to tighten at all.

see if that stops you buzz.

With violins there is no fretting over the music.

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It looks as if the tuner is all the way out. You could try loosening the string at the peg a bit and then taking up the slack with the tuner to put more tension on it. 

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Thanks RonB and OldOgre for the suggestions.  I'll try those.  Hope it helps  🙂

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I agree, start by tightening the little nut under the adjustment screw with either your fingers/nails or by using a needle nose pliers but don't turn too much with the pliers as you may crack the wood on the tailpiece.
Let us know if this solves the problem.

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Well I don't have needle nose pliers and using my fingers just won't budge it. I even tried counter clockwise to see if that would loosen it up but that didn't work either. Sigh...

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Hi fran did you relax the e string first to take the pressure off the tuner?

With violins there is no fretting over the music.

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Oh I should loosen the E string before trying to try to tighten the nut then?

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yes and see if the thumb screw is loose too

as they said earlier it looked to be to far out.

hope this all helps you

With violins there is no fretting over the music.

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