Fret buzz fix?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dragzole, Dec 26, 2013.


  1. Dragzole

    Dragzole

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    My C string is buzzing at the 12th fret. This is extremely annoying because its the only buzzing spot on the fretboard, and i can't seem to isolate the fret its buzzing against. I've tried raising the action and I have to raise it to very uncomfortable levels for the buzzing to stop, so i think the fret its buzzing against is closer to the nut. I've heard you can sand down the fret or do a truss rod adjustment. Help please!:help:
     
  2. pfox14

    pfox14

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    If the string is buzzing at the 12th fret, than the 13th fret is probably a little high. You can sand or file that spot but be sure to tape up all the surrounding areas of the fingerboard so you don't damage anything else. I like to mark the spot that needs filing with a Black Sharpie, so when the ink disappears from filing, I know I removed material in the right spot.
     

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