Author Topic: Is it normal to hear a buzzing sound while playing?  (Read 1718 times)

Ron99

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Is it normal to hear a buzzing sound while playing?
« on: April 17, 2015, 04:21:46 AM »
I noticed that, when I play my oud, I keep hearing this buzzing sound. It's not very loud, but it's becoming pretty annoying and I was wondering if, first of all, it's normal to hear is, and second, if there is a way to get rid of it?


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Re: Is it normal to hear a buzzing sound while playing?
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2015, 04:51:37 AM »
It's indeed a very common occurrence, don't worry, you're not the only one having this problem.
Placing an ebony layer on the fingerboard is one solution, though it might not fix the problem completely. You could also try changing the strings, they might be the main cause of the buzzing sound.
Let us know if you fix it! I'm sure others would benefit from your experience as well.
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Re: Is it normal to hear a buzzing sound while playing?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2015, 02:17:31 AM »
You must be talking about the buzzing of the strings, it often happens. Not all strings are good, so try installing a new set of strings, see if you still hear the buzzing.
Alternatively, it's possible your soundboard is distorted, which is fixable, if you find a luthier to help you out.
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Re: Is it normal to hear a buzzing sound while playing?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2015, 05:24:52 PM »
It does not be a major concern, but it does hint towards  strings, it is now rather you are using it for too long 3-4 years or you have got a low quality one, so you can to get it replaced completely or at least change the strings.

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Re: Is it normal to hear a buzzing sound while playing?
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2015, 05:18:23 PM »
Obviously itís not normal to hear that sort of sound, but itís not something to be hugely concerned about, it can be okay to work with that as you wonít be finding any trouble in playing, but obviously if you can get it fixed then itís great.