Buzzing noise from the levers

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  • Participant
    renate-kvalsvik on #162046

    I bought a new harp (34 string lever harp)

    Participant
    Tacye on #162047

    It only bothers you so you can take your time to solve the problem- depending on how much it is irritating you.

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    barbara-brundage on #162048

    Also, as a first step, take the harp into another room. Often the buzz may be a sympathetic vibration coming from something else in the room. Rule that out first. If the harp still buzzes in another room, then the problem is something with the harp itself.

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    renate-kvalsvik on #162049

    Thank you for the replies.
    I’ll try playing it in the bedroom tomorrow to see if it still buzzes, then.
    And I’ll try to find out which levers are buzzing, too.

    Participant
    Karen Johns on #162050

    I had this problem when I was installing my levers. Here is what I suggest: If the levers are tight to the neck and the buzzing occurs when they are engaged on the string, then try to screw in the bridge pins, a little at a time. Pluck the string after each tightening and see if it still buzzes. The string may not be snug within the lever when it is engaged and that may be the reason for the buzzing. A way to test this is to put a finger against the string between the engaged lever and the bridge pin. If this stops the buzzing, then that is your problem.

    Good Luck!

    Karen

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