new bass strings...but the E buzzes no matter what i do..?

siraxemansiraxeman Frets: 923
Weird, I've tried another string off another bass - took it off and put it on and its fine, swap the new string back on...and it buzzes. Even tried this buzzy string on the bass from which I borrowed a string - and on that it buzzes. I've never seen this before but its definitely the string....so just orderd a set of Rotobass strings off ebay and hope they are ok.
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  • BenSirAmosBenSirAmos Frets: 185
    Is this through an amp or just acoustically?

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  • martmart Frets: 1813
    Could just be a dodgy string. Last set of rotosounds I bought had a kink in the E string so it would rattle no matter what. The shop ended up giving a refund as it was so obviously faulty.
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  • siraxemansiraxeman Frets: 923
    edited January 5
    Is this through an amp or just acoustically?

    Both....I'm hoping it was just a freaky one off duff string as mart said...I've never seen or heard of this before. That said I'd not changed strings on this bass in years..like since I got it :lol:
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  • pintspillerpintspiller Frets: 268
    Could it just be a heavier gauge?
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  • AdjiAdji Frets: 77
    Weird question. Is this buzzing when you play in your bedroom only? Or similar room?

    I ask because I had a similar problem with my guitar years ago and found what was buzzing was actually the radiator on the wall, I'd hit the resonant frequency of the radiator. I had my guitar set up and everything and couldn't get rid of the buzzing. By chance one day I was leaning on the radiator when playing and felt it.

    Worth ruling out if nothing else.

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  • siraxemansiraxeman Frets: 923

    I recently sold this bass - it was nothing wrong with the bass itself it was a dodgy E string. I've never encountered this weirdness before. I took said dodgy string off and tried it on my new bass and it did exactly the same thing - buzzed on open and every single fret up. New string on it and it was fine.

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  • axisusaxisus Frets: 6729
    That's strange. Normally the Bee string buzzes?
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  • AdjiAdji Frets: 77
    siraxeman said:

    I recently sold this bass - it was nothing wrong with the bass itself it was a dodgy E string. I've never encountered this weirdness before. I took said dodgy string off and tried it on my new bass and it did exactly the same thing - buzzed on open and every single fret up. New string on it and it was fine.

    How bizarre. Do you know what brand it was? Was it a D'Addario?

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  • siraxemansiraxeman Frets: 923

    I can't recall - some cheapo set I got off ebay for about £10...wasn't a 'brand' name. All the other 3 strings were absolutely fine though...just something weird going on with the E string. Never seen or heard of this before and hopefully won't come across it again....

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  • DLMDLM Frets: 988
    That'll be it then. ^^ Cheap strings = problems.
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  • AdjiAdji Frets: 77
    siraxeman said:

    I can't recall - some cheapo set I got off ebay for about £10...wasn't a 'brand' name. All the other 3 strings were absolutely fine though...just something weird going on with the E string. Never seen or heard of this before and hopefully won't come across it again....

    How bizarre. Thanks for the info.



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