Being the West Ham United and Iron Maiden fan I am, I decided to put the Steve Harris Sig Flats on my Fretless. Ive got the action as low as possible at the saddles, And the neck is pretty much straight, A slight amount of relief. (If I dont have the action this low the bass is fairly hard to play. It is a Cheap Stagg Fretless)
No matter what I have done to the setup the strings buzz against the fingerboard when playing a low note on the neck (Where the 1st fret would be).
Am I simply playing too high gauge of a string? Or is there anything I can do setup wise to correct the problem and keep the bass playable. Thanks!
EDIT: I have also shimmed the neck on the bass with a couple of dense business cards, maybe 3/4 of an inch wide, at the side of the neck pocket closest to the pickups. I did this before i put the new strings on.