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Dewey Tech: Buzz From Hell (6) RE: Tech: Buzz From Hell 21 Jun 08

I've used/tried the open faced Waverly tailpiece, the presto, and the closed face waverly. You are right right that sometimes the top piece is flip-floppy and can rattle, but after close inspection and several replacement attempts this does not seem to be the problem.

I'm thinking it may be a crack somewhere in the body. Is this a possibility?

Thanks for responding, and for everyone's help,

BTW just put together another banjo from scratch and it is having this same idenctical problem too! Took the previous banjo in and it was returned to me with the same buzz. Luthier's in my neck of the woods, don't seem to be able to pin point this problem. Would like to go to some expert for advice, because I live too far north to have anyone knowledgable to turn to.

Would welcome recommedations of where the go, as I will be playing at some Bluegrass festivals in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa and Tennessee and would like to drop the instrument off for inspections.


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