Can't get action low enough
On any bass there's a limit to where the action can only get so low. Now every bass is different. My squier's action is super low and super comfortable without any buzz. but there's still a limit. I've played many basses where the action feels high but it's as low as it can go without annoying buzz. And you mentioned a drop off? Try checking relief too. Won't hurt to check how much space there is between the string and fretboard. The nut should be fine unless it is not cut properly and uneven across the board.
Last edited by Precision101 : 12-23-2013 at 07:45 PM.