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Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by RecreationlBass, Jan 21, 2013.

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  1. RecreationlBass

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    Someone please help me get rid of this string buzz. Im losing my mind. I have really bad anger issues and the buzz sets me off. Im losing it. I have an Ibanez Gio GTR 50 and When i have it across my lap facing up and i plug the strings its fine. BUT AS SOON AS I GO TO PLAYING POSITION IT BUZZES AND ITS FRUSTRATING. Its only on the top three frets of the A,D, and G strings. IM LOSING IT.:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
  2. giacomini

    giacomini Supporting Member

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  3. vishuddha

    vishuddha 100% Mediocre Supporting Member

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    Man! You are just not pleased at all! Hahaha.
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    There may not be enough relief in your neck. Did you try a truss rod adjustment?
    a 1/4 turn at a time should to the trick.
  5. RecreationlBass

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    Im not trying to setup the thing im trying to fix the buzz!
  6. shackled

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    Put the instrument down and slowly walk away...
    Take it to a tech tomorrow for a simple set up.
    No use losing it over some fret buzz. :)
  7. Marty Forrer

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    You need to learn how to set it up. There are plenty of good sites and plenty of good information here on performing bass setups. It could be one of, or a combination of, neck relief wrong, string height too low, a neck that has a hump, high frets, low frets etc, etc. If you cant find the info, or dont want to do it yourself, take it to someone who can do a setup for you. Anytime I get a new bass, or a new/old bass, the first thing I do is a complete pro setup including fret levelling and fret shaping. It's worth the effort.
    I've just bought a 1982 Ibanez Musician MC924 and it has a little fret wear, so I am doing a fret level and shape at this very moment.
  8. beggar98

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    Bad setup = buzz.
  9. giacomini

    giacomini Supporting Member

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    proper bass setup = no buzz (or at least less buzz)

    you beat me! :D
  10. Smokin' Toaster

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    Man, if you are this wound up over fret buzz, wait till tinnitus sets in. It doesn't stop when you put the bass down. That's REALLY gonna push you over the edge.
  11. RecreationlBass

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    And the truss rod thing, i cant turn it because its in between the strings, so i cant turn it without bending the strings..
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    well, well.... the 1st step in fixing the problem is, to have a complete & proper setup done to the bass...... and possibly new strings.....
  13. recreate.me

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    lol

    You have to take the strings off, adjust the truss rod, re-string it, wait a bit for the tension to set on the neck and then re-evaluate it again.

    Or just raise the string height...
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    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Dude. The setup fixes the buzz.
  15. Jason Wilson

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    I think you need to take it to a professional. Or have a look online on how to do this as it sounds like you really don't know much about setting up your bass and don't sound like you want to learn, no disrespect intended.
    A bass tech will be able to sort your bass out for you and you can spend less time fuming and enjoy playing
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    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Loosen the strings a little. It doesn't hurt if you move them some.
  17. awilkie84

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    Sounds like you may not be plucking it the same way in both positions.

    Read up on doing a proper setup. It will go a LONG way towards this.
  18. shackled

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    Oh boy. :eek:
    You really should follow my advice above.
    Or read the link provided.
    Or take a pill.
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    I think the "buzz" the OP is talking about is 60 cycle hum, not fret buzz.
    *edit - I guess not. My mistake.




    To the OP - take it to a tech.
  20. RecreationlBass

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    It's just annoying because it only buzz on ope and the lowest 2 frets. i'll turn the rod and itll go away for like ten seconds...
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