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    Hey, I have a MM Majesty & just recently I noticed a buzz on my D string but only through the Piezo pickup and I only notice it on the D string. This doesn't happen through the magnetic pickups, only through the piezo. Any idea of the possible cause and/or remedy for this issue? Thanks...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dturpins View Post
    Hey, I have a MM Majesty & just recently I noticed a buzz on my D string but only through the Piezo pickup and I only notice it on the D string. This doesn't happen through the magnetic pickups, only through the piezo. Any idea of the possible cause and/or remedy for this issue? Thanks...
    Hi there,
    Have you tried changing the string? Sometimes the strings can get bent, or simply go bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel View Post
    Hi there,
    Have you tried changing the string? Sometimes the strings can get bent, or simply go bad.

    Thanks Daniel, I actually hadn't thought it might be a string issue. I tend to think the worst rather then the simple. I'll give that a try. What do I have to loose other than a set of strings.

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    The top of the piezo saddles have a little insert that moves around slightly. I would make sure that is properly installed.
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    GAWD! I was sweating for nothing. Was a string issue. weird cause it wasn't that long ago I changed them. But anywho, replaced the string and boom, gone.. Thanks for helping me not flip out Daniel. And thanks to tbone for the reply... Peace & Rock-n-Roll.

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    Well Crud, That lasted about a day. and now the buzz is back and still just the D string. Was a perfect re string, no surprizes and used EB slinkys. Hmmm. Guess it's going into the shop. Thanks for your efforts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dturpins View Post
    Well Crud, That lasted about a day. and now the buzz is back and still just the D string. Was a perfect re string, no surprizes and used EB slinkys. Hmmm. Guess it's going into the shop. Thanks for your efforts.
    Did you lower your saddle heights from the stock levels? Sometimes if there isn't enough downward pressure on the piezo element, they can make noises or have no sound at all.

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    I didn't make any changes to the saddles. I took it to my local luthier today and he's stumped and thinking it's possibly a preamp issue. Is there an authorized service center in Indiana? close to Indianapolis preferably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dturpins View Post
    I didn't make any changes to the saddles. I took it to my local luthier today and he's stumped and thinking it's possibly a preamp issue. Is there an authorized service center in Indiana? close to Indianapolis preferably.
    Unfortunately, we don't use service centers. Shoot me an email at customerexperience@ernieball.com with your location and your guitar's serial number and we'll get it figured out.

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    Huge THANKS to Daniel & Billy with Customer Service. Turns out the crystal in that saddle went bad. Ordered a new saddle, got it today, installed it myself in about 30 minutes and BAM, fixed. Daniel diagnosed it & Billy explained how to change it. So anywho, Woo Hoo, back in business. Thanks again to everyone for the help... This is definitely the place to go if you have questions about your MM.

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    awesome! Glad to hear that it was fixed easily and correctly!
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple FB / 3 Band EQ / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood FB / 3 Band EQ/ AlNiCo Pickup
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