Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by IAmAdrianna, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. IAmAdrianna

    IAmAdrianna Guest

    Apr 12, 2012
    I bought an Ibanez SR505 last week. It was one I wanted for awhile. I had played with it many times at guitar center and knew it had to be mine. I received mine and while the sound is great I cant get the thing to stop buzzing. Its not the hardware, its the strings itself. I have raised the bridge to the point of making anything on the lower frets buzz. The top, and the bottom two strings buzz terribly on the first three frets. I'm not sure how to fix this. HELP!
    I know when I'm up on stage playing no one will hear the buzzing but they also won't really hear the note that I am trying to hit...
    Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar | GuitarCenter
    ^ this with a maple neck.
  2. azfryguy


    Feb 2, 2010
    Queen Creek AZ
    Long story short take it to a music store and get it set up or learn how to do set ups yourself. I reccomend learning how to just dont start on a super nice instrument. You also save a lot of money in the long run.
  3. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY

    Learn how to set it up. It's not hard and all bass players should know how. To answer your question, the neck needs a bit more relief to stop the buzz low down, temporary fix until you do a full set up.