Neck Set Up question
i have a quick question, i have the action where i like it but i am getting buzzing on the first and second fret, i always forget to i need to raise the strings or give it a drop of relief? (sucks getting old i cant remember much anymore) id rather not experiment as in the past ive created more work for my self that way. i would appreciate any help i can get. also i know it isnt the frets as there isnt any real noticible wear and the bass has been plek'd. i am figuring it is the change in the weather, but i did put on a new set of Dr Lowriders last week, exact same strings i have been using for years. my neck isnt prefectly flat as it has a very slight bow to it.
probably a drop of relief.
The curve of your neck has to match the curve the vibrating string makes.
to flat: buzzing at the first five strings
to much curve: buzzing above the 12th fret
just right: buzzing everywhere :D
But mind you: this is all within a normal action range and with a proper neck. If the action is already unusually high something else is going on.
Also: I presume the buzzing is not only there with an open string. If that's the case your nut can be cut out to low.
Are you sure it's not the nut? Here's a cut and paste from an article about the top nut I picked up in this topic posted not long ago by a fellow TB'er.
"It is essential for the string to last touch the topnut at the body side of the notch. If it doesnít, there is a great propensity to have string buzz. (When checking for an elusive string buzz, touch a pin or knife point on the string at the body side of the topnut. If the buzz disappears, the notch isnít slanted fully.)"
full article can be found here
the problem is the first and second fret when fretted
Seems like 'Matthijs' got it-
just need a little more relief.
Indeed. 1/8 counterclockwise turn on the trussrod is what I would start out with.
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