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byrdland weird harmonic fuzz problem...

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Hey everybody, I love this forum being sort of an epi fan, however, I've been having problems with my elitist byrdland recently and I'm not sure what to do. It's developed this weird sort of buzz/fuzz; for example, when I play a g chord, it adds some weird extra low g and a few other pitches in, it sounds like I am using an octaver pedal, this happens more with some chords than others and goes away if i pick really lightly. There is also some sort of buzz coming from inside the guitar which I am having extreme difficulty finding; every time I think I've found it, it sounds like its coming from somewhere else. I'm not sure what to do at all: I've tried every thing, I've tightened all the screws, the bracing doesn't seem to have come loose or anything, there is no rattle from the bridge, I've tightened every nut and checked the truss rod too! This is super frustrating, and I know that its a small chance that anyone might know what this is, but I'll take it. I'll probably end up taking it to the local luthier, but just in case I can get any ideas from here, i'd really appreciate it!

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Tough problems are just that. Try to find out what it is NOT. Dampen the strings above the nut and below the bridge with yarn or something woven between the strings. Chapstick the nut and bridge saddles.

Make sure the wiring inside the guitar is secured to the top, small strips of gaffers tape work well. Tighten Machine Head screws and nuts. Switches and output jacks secure. Check under pickups for items "lost" like a pick maybe. Tailpieces loose?

 

That's about all I got.

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Thank you Snick! I might just try the chapstick idea before I spend money at the guitar shop. I think I may have been a little too quick saying that it wasn't the bridge, it might well be. Thanks again!

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