Buzzing strings

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by fred Allen, Jan 23, 2004.

  1. fred Allen

    fred Allen

    Sep 9, 2003
    Just got this new Dbl bass and have been getting a terrible buzzing whenever I play Eb on the G string and Bb on the D string. I live on a caribean island (no luthiers around here) so I have to do whatever I can myself.
    Suggestions anyone?
  2. Johnny L

    Johnny L

    Feb 14, 2002
    Victoria, TX
    I'd get the truest board I could find (or some other suitable object), wrap sandpaper around it, and work out the fingerboard...if you want the cheapest and dirtiest solution.

    The pros, as I understand it, maintain a high sensitivity to the fingerboard profile and scoop, and use templates and super-quality straight edges to check their work as they plane and then dress the fingerboard.

    You can try raising the action too.
  3. fred Allen

    fred Allen

    Sep 9, 2003
    Thanks, I'll give it a shot
  4. Jeff Bollbach

    Jeff Bollbach Jeff Bollbach Luthier, Inc.

    Dec 12, 2001
    freeport, ny
    I'd tell you how to do it but it's minus something degrees outside here.:D