Friend is having a problem with his Olympia A/E

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Aaron Saunders, Jun 1, 2003.

  1. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    I've got this friend and he's been having some problems with an acoustic-electric Tacoma Olympia bass. He doesn't live in a humid climate at all, but apparently, something has caused select frets to make a nasty, tinny, flat sound. Previously, this occured on the 7th - 14th frets of the G string. The problem was fixed, but for whatever reason the bass was replaced. It's happened again, but this time only on the 12th fret of the G string. Does anyone know if this is a recurring problem with Tacoma Olympias, or is this some kind of strange, isolated incident?
  2. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Hmmm - a low or high fret, maybe? Has he tried a setup and checked the neck specs?

    I've heard of a few quality issues with some Olympias - that kinda goes with the territory in lower cost Korean instruments. I've only handled about a half-dozen Olympias, and one was outstanding, two were lemony, and the rest were OK.