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A Really Strange Buzz

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Lenko, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. Lenko


    May 3, 2003
    Hi there,
    I've been a happy owner of a Lakland DJ4 but I am having some problems lately. The E string is producing some sort of strange buzz which I can not identify or locate, but only when the note is fretted. On the other hand, the open E sounds fine. The butt is coming from the bridge-side of the bass. The buzz iz not heard when I plug in the bass, but I feel like it is taking away the natural sustain of the bass. The bass was not exposed to any weather changes or bumps that would cause that.
    Also, I think I can sense the same kind of buzz on the A string but it is barely audible...
    Much thanks for any input before I take my bass to the luthier. :)

    Regards, Lenart
  2. It is natural to hear a litle buzz like that in an instrument set up with low action.....
    Or did I read that wrong?
  3. Lenko


    May 3, 2003
    Well, I am not really sure; I have had other basses with very low set-up and also many others and I cant recall the others to have the same problem... :meh: