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Bridge height of the strings causing buzzing?

fameeyyoud - 3-14-2020 at 10:20 AM

Hey guys!

im planning on buying a new oud because the one i have is really poorly made and sounds terrible.
I bought it in Mohammed Ali street in Egypt and at first i thought it sounded bad due to my playing but turned out it was trashy to beginn with haha
Anyway until i find a model that fits me i want to get rid of that annoying buzzing i keep getting from the F A and especially D strings! My guess is that the holes in the bridge are drilled too low so id want do redrill them exaclty above the holes already there.
I have attached a picture of the bridge.
Do you think thats the reason for the buzzing?
Thanks in advance for your help!

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Edward6311 - 3-14-2020 at 01:42 PM

You can raise the strings at the bridge quite a bit without having to drill new holes. This is done by puling up the strings at the bridge. There is a video posted by a member here which demonstrates how it is done. If you search Oud buzzing in this forum, Iím sure his video will come up.

Edward6311 - 3-14-2020 at 01:51 PM

https://youtu.be/oPRvng77Hjk

I believe this is the video from: bulerias1981

fameeyyoud - 3-14-2020 at 02:34 PM

Hey thank you for your reply!

unfortunately im already familiar with this trick and already pulled it up and also raised the action by putting a piece of cardboard behind the nut, but the buzzing still didnt go away....
any other ideas? :)

fameeyyoud - 3-15-2020 at 11:26 AM

nothing? :(