BTB 1005 action

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by karxix, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. karxix


    May 26, 2003
    i can't seem to get the action on my bass low enough :S
    has anyone had this problem, what do u suggest?
    i want frets 12-24 lower...but i can't seem to be able to adjust neck or bridge further without buzz

    i use heavy gauge strings btw, but detuned
  2. Why are you detuning a 5 string? Regular tuning you should be able to get some pretty low ation going on. I played one at my local place that very very low action without buzzing. The only other thing I can think of is get even heavier gauge strings
  3. karxix


    May 26, 2003
    i don't detune just bcs of the low notes (even though i use low A's) but because of the need of using alot of the open detuned notes, so it'll make things hard in standard tuning
  4. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    This usually means it's time for a fret leveling. Contact a qualified luthier.