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Fender Kingman rattle.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fuzzy beard, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. I have played several different kingman basses at multiple stores in the Cincinnati area and they all have 2 things in common. 1. Cool as hell. 2. open A string rattles like hell!

    I have found if you press down on the A sting above the nut it stops. A 3 string tree would be a big plus. So is this a design flaw? Is anyone else noticeing this? Or is there just a vortex in Cincinnati that doesnt like the Fender Kingman? It has honstly happen to every one i have tried!
  2. octaverazor


    Jun 3, 2009
    Houma, LA
    I find this with all Fender Basses. If you put enough wraps on the post when changing strings it will solve the problem. Three to four wraps should give you enough to get the proper angle.
  3. Never noticed it on any other Fender or Fender style bass.
  4. Anyone else notice this?
  5. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    I had to adjust with some tweaks like no cuttin' strings at all, as I was taught to do on other basses... that simple attention was nearly enough

  6. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I've never noticed it before but then I always have at least three wraps? I like the Kingman if I get a chance to play one I'll look for that rattle.
  7. The_Reds


    Nov 29, 2012
    Bethlehem, PA
    This happens on my Fender Jazz Geddy Lee. I wasn't sure if it was a Fender thing or just a bad set of strings
  8. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    Secondly: strings on MIJ Geddy Lee's are not that bad at ll, if yours' equipped with same stock Fender set (yellow clothing) as mine was

  9. None on my Kingman. Must be the Cincinnati VORTEX.