|isher1992 ||01-10-2014 09:00 AM |
Difficulty setting up this bass
I am trying to set up my action after a string change. I'm having an issue with getting the action low enough without it buzzing. It buzzes past the 10th fret. I've adjusted the truss rod and tried raising the action, but no matter what I do, nothing seems to work. It frets out around the 17th or 18th fret.
|pfox14 ||01-10-2014 10:03 AM |
Sounds like some frets may be high in which case the bass will need a fret leveling and re-crown. Also, most basses will buzz a little. If the buss is not noticeable through an amp, then it's probably OK the way that it is.
|DiabolusInMusic ||01-10-2014 10:08 AM |
Are you using measurements or feel?
How high are your strings? How much relief do you have? Are you checking this fretbuzz amplified or un-amplified?
|isher1992 ||01-10-2014 11:31 AM |
It only buzzes through the amp past the 17th fret. At the 12th, it looks like it's buzzing at the 17th fret and it's also buzzing at the 11th when I fret 12. I haven't done it using measurement, I will probably do that shortly.
|DiabolusInMusic ||01-10-2014 02:10 PM |
I recommend giving Jerzy Drozd's setup guide a thorough reading. It will explain the entire process and the science behind it. If your issues persists after that, take it to a respected tech, it might need fretwork.
Ski jump. Trussrod won't touch it.
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