When your guitar falls...

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by Cyberbaptism, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. Cyberbaptism

    Cyberbaptism New Member

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    Hey guys, first time posting here.

    So I set my guitar up against the wall like a dummy and it fell over face first. Some small scratches on the body, but now the low B is touching the first fret and it's completely buzzing. I'm not too certain it's the neck because the rest of the strings sound fine and don't buzz. Any ideas guys? Any information is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. feraledge

    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    Sounds like you busted your nut.
     
  3. MoonJelly

    MoonJelly a subtle stinging sensation..

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    Either the string was wedged into a nut slot that was too deep, or the nut may have had a small shim underneath it that popped out. My :2c:

    Check to make sure the nut didn't crack/split under the B string, if not then shim it back up!
     
  4. beavis2306

    beavis2306 Lusts for gear

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    Could've just kinked the string toward the fretboard when it fell. Doesn't take much to make them buzz. Try a new string
     
  5. charlessalvacion

    charlessalvacion SS.org Regular

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    check your nut.
     
  6. StrmRidr

    StrmRidr Hide your Jacksons

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    My bet is on the nut as well. I dropped my Epiphone SG face first exactly like you described once and the nut cracked.
     
  7. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    Try replacing the string first. But it could easily be the nut. I had a guitar fall face first and it dented / intruded a fret. Hopefully it's just a kinked string on yours.
     
  8. jephjacques

    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

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    lmao
     
  9. BigBadAl

    BigBadAl Too old to Mosh

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    How about pics of the nut & bridge ...most likely problem areas
     

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