Fret buzz on fender precision bass

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Kylemcgregor96, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. Kylemcgregor96

    Kylemcgregor96 Guest

    Aug 8, 2012
    Last year I purchased a Fender Mark Hoppus signature precision bass and through the last year the frets have been buzzing.. especially on the E string. The bass sounds very dry as well. I have never attempted to raise the strings or the saddle. The frets buzz when I'm playing gigs or at rehearsals which makes the notes sound terrible.. I usually play hard with a 0.70mm pick

    Any tips on how to fix the fret buzz?
  2. soflbass


    Mar 2, 2013
    S Florida
    A good setup is a must to prevent buzz. Neck relief and string height are critical. String height can be adjusted after a good setup to allow heavy or light touch of the individual. There are many guides on these forums to do a proper setup which involve certain tools and techniques for adjusting truss rod, saddle height, intonation and pickup height. Or you can take it to a decent tech or luthier and have it done for about $35.
  3. JLS


    Sep 12, 2008
    Albuquerque, NM
    I setup & repair guitars & basses
    That's going to be a lot of it.

    I'm gathering that you've not had this bass set up; I suggest you do so.
  4. GK Growl

    GK Growl Inactive

    Dec 31, 2011
    A year is a long time for wood, even when not exposed to temperature/humidity changes etc. A setup is needed and the more you can DIY, the better!