fret buzz...please help

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Discrepancy, Feb 8, 2004.

  1. I got out my bass today (it had been sitting in the case for about a month) and started jamming and i noticed really bad fret buzz on the low notes and open strings. I raised the action alot, and i still have the problem in the open and first 3 frets. Is there any way i can fix this myself. Im in college so i dont really have the cash to take it to a store to get fixed. The bass is an OLP Stingray 4 string.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
  2. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Moved to Setup...
  3. dave251

    dave251 Wendler Instruments

    Feb 5, 2004
    Lawrence, KS
    Your neck has taken on a back bow. The truss rod needs to be loosened a bit. It's best if you've never adjusted a rod to have someone show you how it's done at least the first time. Basically, you back the tension off on the trod nut, and then tighten it back up slightly to "set" the threads.

    It's a process, so take it real easy.