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FretBuzz

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Temezki, Dec 3, 2013.


  1. Temezki

    Temezki

    Jul 1, 2012
    Finland
    Hi

    (My bass is tuned ADGCF)I'm getting frett buzz only on the A and D string on the 6th fret. So what is the problem is it just the change of humidity or is the fret worn and it needs a little filing or can it be neck relief issue. Before posting this thread I tested every single fret and the buzz is only coming from the 6th fret of A and D string.

    Thanks
     
  2. Precision101

    Precision101

    Sep 22, 2013

    Probably a minor truss rod adjustment. Try checking your relief with a business card. Press down the 20th fret along with the first fret and see if you can slide a card in around the middle of the fretboard (6th 7th fret). But If it's sitting right on the fret you need more relief in your neck.
     
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  4. Temezki

    Temezki

    Jul 1, 2012
    Finland
    Thanks I checked the relief by credit card and it didn't fit. Now I leave it overnight after turning the truss rod.(Maybe I have to do more setups because my hands and legs were shaking. I was afraid of truss rod adjustments :bag:)
     
  5. Precision101

    Precision101

    Sep 22, 2013

    As long as your not turning it too much and turning it 1/4 at a time, you'll be fine:D good idea to leave it overnight too. Let that wood sit in. Good luck.
     
  6. Temezki

    Temezki

    Jul 1, 2012
    Finland
    I will take it to a guitar shop on Monday. The relief is now good but the fret buzz is still there...
     
  7. Precision101

    Precision101

    Sep 22, 2013
    Hm good idea. Probably unequal frets then.
     



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