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Basic Setup/ dead frets

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by csanders135, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. csanders135

    csanders135

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    hey guys. im new to talkbass and the bass itself. Im a keyboard player trying to go bass! so I need help.

    I tried to lower my strings, but now most of the frets above the 12th fret are dead. The buzz and the note itself doesn't play. what do i need to do? :help:
  2. DerTeufel

    DerTeufel Supporting Member

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    Sounds like you don't have enough relief and the intonation is way off.
  3. Slowgypsy

    Slowgypsy 4 Fretless Strings Supporting Member

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    Basically you need to do, or have done, a setup on your bass. Off the top of my head, it sounds like you need to add a bit of relief to the neck... loosen the truss rod a bit. But you should really check out the how-to-do-setups stickies section. Lots of good info.

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