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Can't stop obsessing...

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Evil Undead, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Evil Undead

    Evil Undead

    Oct 31, 2009
    Edit - I've just given the truss rod a little tweak, it turned fine today.
  2. 1958Bassman


    Oct 20, 2007
    You're supposed to have a bit of relief. It will buzz if you have low action and no relief, at all.
  3. Slowgypsy

    Slowgypsy 4 Fretless Strings

    Dec 12, 2006
    NY & MA
    And your question is :confused:
  4. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much

    Jul 2, 2011
    Milton Keynes, UK
    You identified the problem. You're obsessing. Stop obsessing - problem solved!
  5. tabdog


    Feb 9, 2011

    I just love folks like you, and I just love
    the obsessed folks on the other end of
    the scale also.

    For $90, I got a custom made bass with
    a neck problem. It had a $120 case. It has
    a solid figured curly maple body and a 5
    piece neck through construction with EMG
    pickups. It didn't cost me any money to fix


    I also got a Long Necker bass I have been
    wanting for a very long time that had neck
    problems for $150.


    You guys just keep on obsessing and turnin
    yur truss rod because old Tabbie is waitin in
    tha wings,

  6. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    Buy yourself a parakeet, or some tropical fish.
  7. Evil Undead

    Evil Undead

    Oct 31, 2009
    Mostly but not always. My squier has 1.2mm action with no relief and no buzz. Same with my old ibanez. But I see your point.

    Does there need to be one? ;)

    If it were that easy eh?

    Unfortunately we're not all good at fixing things! I wish I was...

    I have five pet rats, does that count? I don't like parrots and fish are boring.
  8. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    If you search really hard, you may find a Sub-Forum that you haven't posted this bass in yet.
  9. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Stop obsessing.

    You're welcome.
  10. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    you're obsessed with obsessing, IMO. :eek:
  11. tabdog


    Feb 9, 2011
    I can't stop obsessing,

  12. ics1974


    Apr 13, 2012
    I know it's hard to do but throw away that ruler and go by feel alone. If it "feels" right it is right.
  13. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Hehe. I'll give you a full point for that!
  14. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    better yet, get a gig and use the bass like it was meant for!

    nothing like actually playing out to help you reorient priorities and let go of trivial gear obsessions.
  15. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    This. You didn't have a "problem" until you measured it. When you were just playing the dang thing it felt great. Keep playing it and put the tools down! If it starts to FEEL like there's a problem, come back and check with us.
  16. georgestrings

    georgestrings Inactive

    Nov 5, 2005
    This - I flatten out the neck 'til it starts to buzz somewhere in the 1st 5 frets, then back it off 'til that goes away...

    - georgestrings
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