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10th fret problem...

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Metal_Cub, Mar 9, 2006.


  1. The 10th fret of my bass seems to have a dead spot or something.... it has a lot of buzz in the E, A, and D strings and it only goes away if I raise the action a lot.... I need some help on this please :crying:
     
  2. SBassman

    SBassman

    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    You might need to tweak the truss rod.

    It's probably fixable.
     
  3. yeah... the thing is that it buzzes on the 10th fret not 1-5 or 12+ so I dont know what to do... and like I said I need to raise the action A LOT to make the buzz stop
     
  4. thumpbass1

    thumpbass1

    Jul 4, 2004
    Go to a good repair person and have it checked out for the possibility that your tenth fret may be a hair higher and needs some leveling.