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E string making rattling sound

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by SuperSluggard, Apr 24, 2004.


  1. SuperSluggard

    SuperSluggard

    Jan 2, 2004
    Hey.
    If I play an open E on my bass it makes an annoying rattling sound, it makes a lot of fret noise. If i play anything else on the E string, it still makes a slight rattling sound, but no where near as bad as an open E. The rest of the bass sounds great. What do you think the problem is? Any help is greatly appreciated.
     

  2. Riase the saddle for the E string until the rattle stops, if it's to high action wise, you may need to do a complete setup.

    Try the saddle first, if you need more help then I suggest reading.........

    Bass Setup Manuals

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    http://www.garywillis.com/pages/bass/bassmanual/setupmanual.html

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    http://www.mrgearhead.com/faq/basssetup.html

    This topic is covered well in the SETUP FORUM

    Hope this helps!

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    Treena
     
  3. SuperSluggard

    SuperSluggard

    Jan 2, 2004
    Thanks! I just noticed that E and A strings are way to close to the fretboard.
     
  4. SuperSluggard, did you raise each string until it stopped buzzing?

    You may need to also raise that side of your pickup to accomodate the new string height.

    Glad I could help you out!

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    Treena