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Fender Mustang Buzzing

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by boxernyc, Nov 14, 2000.

  1. boxernyc


    Nov 14, 2000
    New York, NY
    I'm a guitarist but a newbie to the bass, borring a Fender Mustang bass. I could definitely be playing it wrong, but the strings are pretty buzzy compared to others I've tried out. Can anyone suggest any simple, short-term remedies?
  2. You should probably determine just what is the cause of the buzz. By that I mean it could be in one of any number sources like:

    1. Neck - is it straight or does it bow away from the strings? Does the angle it mounts to the body need adjusting with shims?

    2. Action - too low? Is the nut cut too deep or the bridge adjusted too low?

    3. Frets - is there a single or series of high frets?

    4. You - are you able to press the strings into the frets hard enough to kill the vibration over the fret?

    Anyway, these are a few places to start.

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