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Acoustic bass string buzz

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by bassist4dalord, Mar 25, 2014.


  1. Hello everyone. I have an Ibanez AEB5E acoustic bass strung with D'Addario Tapewounds. I love the sound and feel of these strings on this bass, but if I play even close to the way I play my electric (Squier Standard Precision V with La Bella DTF) I get nasty string buzz. It's there anything I can do to remedy this?
     
  2. 254 stringer

    254 stringer

    Apr 15, 2010
    Waco Texas
    I have one too and you have to play it a little bit different than a full scale electric. Now if it is buzzing real bad like mine did after I changed strings you can check relief and adjust the truss if that doesn't help I had to shim the bridge to raise the action a little.
     
  3. bswag

    bswag Guest

    Dec 21, 2013
    Yeah- those D'A tapes have much less tension overall than the rounds most ABG's are sold/set-up with, so check that relief and/or action.
     
  4. ragc

    ragc

    Oct 26, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    Galli 055/115 Acoustic Bass Nylon Tapewounds did the trick for me.
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2014