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Fret Buzz on 2/3rd fret

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by LJFryk, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. LJFryk


    Oct 3, 2012
    I'm having some fret buzz issues with my Ibanez SR506 (6 string). I've had this bass for over a year and just started having this problem about a week ago. My G string buzzes a lot when I'm fretting on the 3rd fret and a bit on the 2nd. This problem is hardly there but noticable on my D and C strings as well. Otherwise all my other frets on all the strings are fine.

    Just wondering if there;s a way to fix this myself. :help:

    Thanks guys.
  2. mattattack187

    mattattack187 Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2012
    Bangor, ME
    Give the neck just a little relief by loosening the truss rod about a 1/4 turn.
  3. ionian7


    Aug 10, 2011
    pitt pa
    use folded up tin foil as a thin shim under the nut experiment untill you get the right thickness, i had the same problem on mine, after i lowered the action, same bass too.
  4. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    Since OP has had this problem just lately after having the bass over a year, it's unlikely the nut is suddenly the issue. More likely that the neck is reacting to lower humidity of winter and needs a seasonal truss rod tweak. As said in the first answer just a little loosen of the truss should sort it out.
  5. pfox14


    Dec 22, 2013
    Sounds like a seasonal problem to me too. Should be just a matter of tweaking the TR to get more relief.
  6. elBandito


    Dec 3, 2008
    Rotten Apple
    Check the neck for back-bow?
  7. LJFryk


    Oct 3, 2012
    Thanks guys, I'll give it a shot in the morning.
  8. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
    Check the 4th fret to see if it has popped up. Do this before you adjust the truss rod.
    You may be able to tap it back down gently with a hammer.