Fretbuzz on new Ibanez GSR180

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Ritchie Pitts, Mar 28, 2021.

  1. Ritchie Pitts

    Ritchie Pitts

    Mar 28, 2021
    Hi all, Just registered after being a long time lurker. I'm posting to ask a little bit if advice, I've just managed to get my first brand new bass ( I've only ever played second hand stuff before ) so my experience in setting up basses is pretty limited. Really only ever changed strings, polished frets and done some cosmetic stuff here and there. I've done my best from following a few videos online but I just can't seem to get rid of a little fretbuzz on the first few frets of then A, D & G strings. I can almost get rid of it by setting the action a good bit higher than I would like but it's not an ideal fix. Unfortunately the local guitar tech is closed due to the pandemic and the nearest brick and mortar store charges a £70 minimum regardless of how much work needs done.
    I feel this could be a fairly easy fix and I would really like to try sort it out myself and avoid over paying. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks folks!
  2. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Independent Instrument Technician - Retired
    Sounds like you need a little more relief in the neck. Loosen the truss rod about 1/4 turn and check for improvement.
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  3. legalbass


    Jul 2, 2020
    How much relief does your neck have right now? Can you take a measurement for us?
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