Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by KingCrimson, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. KingCrimson


    Oct 6, 2008
    how i hate thee, i have been adjusting and setting up and its still there! baghhhh, any advice????

    the action is higher still buzzing E, the neck looks STRAIGHT
  2. WHERE does it buzz? Part of the neck? All of it? Open string only? etc...need the info.
  3. grifff


    Jan 5, 2009
    The neck should have a slight curve to it. It shouldn't be completely straight.
  4. KingCrimson


    Oct 6, 2008
    well its buzzing open now and the action is high must be 5 mm over the fret, its really annoying me as i want to play but fret buzz annoys me so much it takes all the joy out of it for me.

    the bow right now has the whle thing straight with just a bit of a bow on the 1-3rd fret, when i tighten it buzzes at random spots
  5. Flatty Banks

    Flatty Banks

    Oct 26, 2008

    +1! what kind of bass is it? we need a lot more info.
  6. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    If you're having trouble setting it up yourself, maybe you should go ahead and pay a pro to do a pro set up. Trust me, it's well worth the money to have your bass playing at it's absolute best.
  7. Bassflute


    Jun 24, 2006
    Endorsing Artist: MTD basses and strings; Bergantino Amps & Cabs
    Press the first and 15th frets, and you should have between a business card and a credit card thickness of clearance from the top of the 8th fret to the bottom of the lowest string on your bass. More gives you high and 'stiff' action, less and you will likely get severe buzz unless your frets are absolutely perfect. In the summertime, when it's hot and humid, the strings 'relax', allowing the truss rod to work better, yielding LESS clearance, because the strings are not pulling the neck so hard. You often have to back off the truss rod in the summertime. Loosen it 1/8 to 1/4 turn, leave it for a day, recheck clearance.

    There is, of course, 500,000 webpages dedicated to this, complete with pictures, flash graphics and everything...

  8. KingCrimson


    Oct 6, 2008
    yah i think i'll have too

    and FYI to everyone, the bass is a very high end bass made in the late 80s, in canada. Brand name Signature. Alder sides and 3 piece maple neckthrough. The brand is now defunct and less then 500 were made.