Can't stop obsessing...

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Evil Undead, Jan 7, 2013.


  1. Evil Undead

    Evil Undead

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    Edit - I've just given the truss rod a little tweak, it turned fine today.
     
  2. 1958Bassman

    1958Bassman

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    You're supposed to have a bit of relief. It will buzz if you have low action and no relief, at all.
     
  3. Slowgypsy

    Slowgypsy 4 Fretless Strings Supporting Member

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    And your question is :confused:
     
  4. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much Supporting Member

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    You identified the problem. You're obsessing. Stop obsessing - problem solved!
     
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  6. tabdog

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    Boy!

    I just love folks like you, and I just love
    the obsessed folks on the other end of
    the scale also.

    For $90, I got a custom made bass with
    a neck problem. It had a $120 case. It has
    a solid figured curly maple body and a 5
    piece neck through construction with EMG
    pickups. It didn't cost me any money to fix
    it.

    [​IMG]

    I also got a Long Necker bass I have been
    wanting for a very long time that had neck
    problems for $150.

    [​IMG]

    You guys just keep on obsessing and turnin
    yur truss rod because old Tabbie is waitin in
    tha wings,

    Tabdog
     
  7. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

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    Buy yourself a parakeet, or some tropical fish.
     
  8. Evil Undead

    Evil Undead

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    Mostly but not always. My squier has 1.2mm action with no relief and no buzz. Same with my old ibanez. But I see your point.

    Does there need to be one? ;)

    If it were that easy eh?

    Unfortunately we're not all good at fixing things! I wish I was...

    I have five pet rats, does that count? I don't like parrots and fish are boring.
     
  9. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Supporting Member

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    If you search really hard, you may find a Sub-Forum that you haven't posted this bass in yet.
     
  10. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

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    Stop obsessing.


    You're welcome.
     
  11. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN" Supporting Member

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    you're obsessed with obsessing, IMO. :eek:
     
  12. tabdog

    tabdog

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    I can't stop obsessing,

    Tabdog
     
  13. ics1974

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    I know it's hard to do but throw away that ruler and go by feel alone. If it "feels" right it is right.
     
  14. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Supporting Member

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    Hehe. I'll give you a full point for that!
     
  15. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

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    better yet, get a gig and use the bass like it was meant for!

    nothing like actually playing out to help you reorient priorities and let go of trivial gear obsessions.
     
  16. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard

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    This. You didn't have a "problem" until you measured it. When you were just playing the dang thing it felt great. Keep playing it and put the tools down! If it starts to FEEL like there's a problem, come back and check with us.
     
  17. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

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    This - I flatten out the neck 'til it starts to buzz somewhere in the 1st 5 frets, then back it off 'til that goes away...


    - georgestrings
     

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