Fret Buzz on 2/3rd fret

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by LJFryk, Jan 8, 2014.


  1. LJFryk

    LJFryk

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    Hello,
    I'm having some fret buzz issues with my Ibanez SR506 (6 string). I've had this bass for over a year and just started having this problem about a week ago. My G string buzzes a lot when I'm fretting on the 3rd fret and a bit on the 2nd. This problem is hardly there but noticable on my D and C strings as well. Otherwise all my other frets on all the strings are fine.

    Just wondering if there;s a way to fix this myself. :help:

    Thanks guys.
  2. mattattack187

    mattattack187 Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

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    Give the neck just a little relief by loosening the truss rod about a 1/4 turn.
  3. ionian7

    ionian7

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    use folded up tin foil as a thin shim under the nut experiment untill you get the right thickness, i had the same problem on mine, after i lowered the action, same bass too.
  4. 96tbird

    96tbird Supporter Supporting Member

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    Since OP has had this problem just lately after having the bass over a year, it's unlikely the nut is suddenly the issue. More likely that the neck is reacting to lower humidity of winter and needs a seasonal truss rod tweak. As said in the first answer just a little loosen of the truss should sort it out.
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  6. pfox14

    pfox14

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    Sounds like a seasonal problem to me too. Should be just a matter of tweaking the TR to get more relief.
  7. elBandito

    elBandito

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    Check the neck for back-bow?
  8. LJFryk

    LJFryk

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    Thanks guys, I'll give it a shot in the morning.
  9. lz4005

    lz4005

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    Check the 4th fret to see if it has popped up. Do this before you adjust the truss rod.
    You may be able to tap it back down gently with a hammer.

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