Originally Posted by jelwood
People are going to tell you to raise the bridge or give the bass some relief (back off the rod that's on the same side as the E and A strings). But in all honesty unless you have super super low action a bass that's buzzing on the 14th fret might need a fret level more than anything else?
Ive done what you said and it helped alot and now the buzz gone on all the frets apart from the 6th and the 8th but the 8th is much better. the 6th is slightly better but it still buzzes when i slap it.
also raised my action abit higher.
also my rick is pretty much brand new,bought it at the start of the year, so it might of been stuffed when it came out of the factory
Originally Posted by iiipopes
What Ric5 said. But go to a luthier who is qualified for Rickenbacker. And I mean qualified, not just, "Yeah, we work on them...." Most wannabe techs and big box employees are going to use the Fender book and ruin your bass.
yeah thats one of the reasons why i wanna do it myself but i'll ask one of the guys in the guitar shop if they know how the setup a rick if i cant do it myself
*does know what the string height should be, i know its supposed to be where its the most comfortable, but im pretty new to this and it would be easier if there was some numbers to work around with it and raise it or lower it depending on my likings