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nullnaught  
12 Sep 2010 17:10 | Quote
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I had .009s on my acoustic. I put on .010s a couple of months ago. I rarely touch the thing. Now i have fret buzz all over the neck. Will going back to .009s fix this?

And im also thinking of switching to nylon strings. Is that a good idea?
EMB5490  
12 Sep 2010 17:51 | Quote
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nope. Barley touching it will though. Humidity, not caring for it will effect the action... If you rarely play it, change the strings, have poor humitity it will move
nullnaught  
12 Sep 2010 18:22 | Quote
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Is it fixable. And how do i do it?
EMB5490  
12 Sep 2010 18:31 | Quote
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I dont really play acoustic or know much about it besides that...

Id firstly buy a humidifier or dehumidifier depending... Id change the strings, change one string at a time so the neck does shoot the other way... Make sure you keep it tuned to your tuning and not really lose (if you have it on a loose tuning the neck will bend the other way, and vise versa)

What i recommend is for you to set your neck straight, fix your action (if you have a problem with action, (giggity))

And moniter it. With the new strings, and new action and neck, i have a feeling itll start buzzing again, because you need to get them working in harmony, a good middle point, so you dont wanna have the strings overpulling the truss rod, and you dont wanna have a vise versa... You want it in harmony, which is why many people make the mistake of detuning a guitar without taking the account of the neck tention... Which is why many setups can be "bad"

Anyway thats what i recommend, but i dont play acoustic,

I know justjeff does and hes a really talented musician and plays a mean acoustic guitar so id pm him maybe, i dont know how often he vists anymore... I think there are others though... Phip does... Im sure jazz does...
nullnaught  
12 Sep 2010 18:44 | Quote
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Thanks then EMB.
EMB5490  
12 Sep 2010 19:22 | Quote
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np, hope i could help a bit...

If you dont know too much about setting up a guitar or w/e or you dont wanna take the risk, give it to a shop theyll do it, but they charge like 50$ i think
tinyskateboard  
13 Sep 2010 13:32 | Quote
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If the gauge doesn't matter too much to you one way or the other just switch back to 9's. After settling for a few days try it out again.


Nylon is for a whole different nut(and guitar) and will not give your steel string guitar enough tension to counteract the neck's bow (generally) but you could probably make it happen if you really want to.

Consider why you want nylon. The neck width on a typical nylon is really wide and better for individual plucking. I understand though where you're thought on switching to nylon comes from. I want a nylon string guitar with a thinner neck, like Willie Nelson.
macandkanga  
15 Sep 2010 16:27 | Quote
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Nylon strings arent made for steel string acoustics. Nylons are for classical guitars. You can tell the difference by the tuning machines. Steel strings have the same head stock and tuning machines that an electric guitar has while classics have a slotted head stock and tuning machines that have pegs in the slots.

Typically, from a lighter gauge to a heavier one will not do this but the opposite. Maybe you changed brands? Or you had electric 9's? I use elixer "acoustic" 10's on my acoustic and I get no buzz. 10's for an acoustic are considered extra light.
nullnaught  
15 Sep 2010 18:10 | Quote
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Thanks guys. I think i'll go back to .009s. And im guessing nylon strings are NOT a good idea.
giles  
17 Sep 2010 10:41 | Quote
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