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Jan 11, 2019 - 1:24:47 PM
3 posts since 1/11/2019

I have been playing guitar for 40+, but I just finally bought my first resonator. I picked up a "Michael Kelly" (round neck) for a good price and happy with it. However, when I tune to open tuning, the "b" string (normal tuning) has a little buzz to it. I haven't tinkered with resonators and wasn't sure this is me and a youtube video, or something I should leave up to a professional

 

<<UPDATE:>> Problem resolved itself, may have been a new tuning spot on the string that a little playing cured. 




Edited by - sitison on 01/13/2019 11:22:49

Jan 11, 2019 - 3:24:56 PM

2725 posts since 7/27/2008

Welcome sitison, that Michael Kelly is a nice looking guitar.

As you might imagine, with the hangout being around for over 10 years now, this is far from the first time this question has come up.

Someone here with more patience than I will be happy to start from scratch and try to help you analyze the problem, but it won't be me.

What I will contribute is this: Notice there is a magnifying glass icon on the left side of your screen below "More." That's where you search for any number of topics. I typed in "setup." if you click on the link below you will see what came up in the archives. You might also type in something like "string buzz" or whatever else you can think of.

It's past 5 in Virginia, so you might want to crack open a beer before getting started. There is a lot of stuff on setups, buzzes. etc. in the archives.

resohangout.com/pages/search.a...ore:forum

As far as leaving it up to a professional - if you don't mind spending the money then that's typically the way I would go until I feel more comfortable with the idea of working on these things.

Edited by - MarkinSonoma on 01/11/2019 15:29:41

Jan 11, 2019 - 3:28:06 PM

2725 posts since 7/27/2008

Looks like there is a truss rod cover making it a roundneck guitar, but I don't want to assume anything. We can't tell what the neck profile is from your photos. Is this a roundneck guitar for upright fretted and bottleneck playing as opposed to a squareneck for lap style? 

We have both types of players here.  The majority play it lap style with a bar. 

A newbie started a thread awhile back asking for some setup advice on his guitar, but he didn't bother to tell us about what type in terms of round vs. squareneck.  About a dozen posts came in from the lap style players with advice, and when he showed up again a few days later it was like, "sorry - it's a roundneck guitar."

So we need to know these things up front.

Edited by - MarkinSonoma on 01/11/2019 15:35:33

Jan 13, 2019 - 11:12:30 AM

sitison

USA

3 posts since 1/11/2019

Yes I should have clarified. Its a round neck with normal clearance (has pretty good action, so probably not so great for lap work) However I am playing around lap style with a glass bottle slide. (be glad you are not in hearing distance. :) Actually sounds pretty good given the variables.

Jan 13, 2019 - 11:16:50 AM

sitison

USA

3 posts since 1/11/2019

quote:
Originally posted by MarkinSonoma

Welcome sitison, that Michael Kelly is a nice looking guitar.

As you might imagine, with the hangout being around for over 10 years now, this is far from the first time this question has come up.

Someone here with more patience than I will be happy to start from scratch and try to help you analyze the problem, but it won't be me.

What I will contribute is this: Notice there is a magnifying glass icon on the left side of your screen below "More." That's where you search for any number of topics. I typed in "setup." if you click on the link below you will see what came up in the archives. You might also type in something like "string buzz" or whatever else you can think of.

It's past 5 in Virginia, so you might want to crack open a beer before getting started. There is a lot of stuff on setups, buzzes. etc. in the archives.

resohangout.com/pages/search.a...ore:forum

As far as leaving it up to a professional - if you don't mind spending the money then that's typically the way I would go until I feel more comfortable with the idea of working on these things.


touche, string buzz is a good keyword, I will give it a shot.

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