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Fret buzz only at A str. 13+14 fret??

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Ingemar, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. Ingemar


    Sep 12, 2000
    I've got an Peavey Cirrus 35" (neck through)four str. bas with fret buzz only when I fret the A str. at 13+14 fret.Non of the other str. buzzes at any position.
    How come??

    The relief is 0.50mm and the str. hight measured from fret top to str. bottom at 12 fret is Gstr. 2.2mm - Dstr.2.4mm Astr.2.6mm - E str.2.8mm

    The strings are Elixir extra long
  2. Kronos


    Dec 28, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    Sounds like you have too much relief in your neck and need to adjust your truss rod. If you feel uncomfortable doing it yourself, take it to a tech or luthier in your area.

    If not, there's a sticky thread at the top of this forum that will help.
  3. Ingemar


    Sep 12, 2000

    Thanks for Your answer...but
    wouldn't all strings buzz at this frets , in that case?
  4. jeffhigh


    May 16, 2005
    Check that the buzz is not sypathetic string vibration happening between you finger and the nut. Sometimes this happens when the string length is similar above and in front of your finger. fret the string where it buzzes, then dampen behind where you are fretting.
    Happens on my A string like that at fret 13, doesnt come though the amp.
    other possibilities are low or high frets

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