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Fret Buzz - G string, 3rd Fret

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by jmw1977, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. jmw1977

    jmw1977 Guest

    Mar 27, 2013
    I recently picked up a MIM Fender P ("Noir") and restrung it with La Bella DTFs. After giving it a basic set-up (relief, action, intonation), the G string at the 3rd fret has developed a buzz. When I fret at the 1st, 2nd and 4th frets, no buzz. Could this be a high 4th fret that the string is vibrating against?

    FYI, my neck relief is approximately .010 at the 8th fret when I capo the first fret and hold down the 15th. Plus, my action is around 7/64th bass side and 5/64th treble side. I usually go with a straighter neck and lower action with my Ricks, but this P bass seems to be happy where I have it - otherwise, it was buzzing all over the place.

    Any advice would be appreciated.
  2. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Independent Instrument Technician, and Contractor to Club Bass and Guitar - Toronto
    Nice setup specs, but just a little light on the relief. I would try .012 fretted and measure as you are doing. It that doesn't do it, (and even if it does) the 4th is probably a hair high (half a hair perhaps). A couple thou more relief may get you by.
  3. jmw1977

    jmw1977 Guest

    Mar 27, 2013
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