1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

Buzzing E, please help!

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by StartingLineBass, Dec 15, 2003.

  1. StartingLineBass


    Jul 24, 2002
    My E string is buzzing. I've tried raising the action but I can't stand it for too long. None of my other stings buzz. So I'm guessing I'm going to have to adjust the neck.

    Which way should I turn the truss rod? And, how far of a turn should I take?

  2. pkr2


    Apr 28, 2000
    coastal N.C.
    It is a mistake to assume that all buzzes require a TR adjustment.

    Exactly what needs to be adjusted is dictated by the location of the buzz on the neck. Bridge height, nut height, neck relief, fret dressing, loose hardware or combinations of any of these problems can all call for different approaches.

    It's better to describe a buzz as, 'it buzzes on the E string from the 5th fret to the last fret', etc.

    H. Snyder

Share This Page