CAN SOMEONE HELP ME WITH MY STRINGING ISSUE???

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by BassistSVT, Jul 8, 2008.


  1. BassistSVT

    BassistSVT

    Nov 25, 2007
    I just painted my Fender Jazz. This morning I put the bridge back on and tried to string it but every string ends up laying on somewhere in the 7th fret area and it twangs to the point where there is no note.

    Is the bridge on wrong or what's the deal? I can't figure it out.
     
  2. pilotjones

    pilotjones

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Did your saddles get flipped upside down, so the barrels are laying on the plate, with the little set screws up in the air?
     
  3. spaz21387

    spaz21387

    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
    The problem is eather the saddles sank or they got flipped over like pilot said. So get a 1.5mm allen wrench and raise the bridge saddles.
     
  4. Bofee

    Bofee

    Aug 19, 2005
    Grass Valley, CA
    Check the neck relief. If the bass was un-strung for a while, the neck may have bowed back a bit due to the force from the truss rod. String it up and wait a couple of days, see if it comes back.
     
  5. asad137

    asad137

    Jan 18, 2007
    Minneapolis
    Physicist
    This was my first thought as well. Try and tune it to something near the correct pitch so the string tension will bring the neck forward.

    Asad
     
  6. ewimsatt

    ewimsatt

    Jul 1, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    Pickup Maker, Luthier, and Repairman, Wimsatt Instruments
    Did you pain the neck pocket on the body?
     
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