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Ive got buzz on ONE fret.

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by rainbownorth, Aug 28, 2007.


  1. I dont know how i wouldve gone about searching for this solution, so I figured id just ask outright.

    On a warwick rockbass corvette, I have DR nickel lo riders medium gauge. They sound GREAT, and I love them.I love their tone for fingerstyle and slap, I love the feel and the gauge, and their tone is flexible and versatile.

    However, I have one weird problem that I cant seem to fix. On the E string, I get buzz on one fret, no others. Its on the 6th (A#) fret. Whenever I slap it just buzzes, and its starting to hack me off.

    Its not the action, it does this whether I put the bridge saddles right up or right down, and anywhere in between. Its not the relief, this bass is pretty new, and the strings haven't tightened over time at all, and I've tested the relief, and other than this one problem it's perfect.

    Anyone have some light to shed on this matter? I've racked my brains of bass knowledge, and I can't think of anything else it could be, its a mystery to me.It could be my technique, I'm not the world's most accomplished slap bassist, but I can slap any other fret on the entire neck as hard as I want and it doesn't rattle like this.Thanks in advance for any pointers.
     
  2. vtwo

    vtwo

    Dec 16, 2006
    Connecticut
    Check to see if it's level with the frets around it. This thread might also get some better advice in the setup forum.
     
  3. Yeah, it's probably a high fret. In that case, it just needs to be filed down and evened out. However I'd probably let a pro take care of that for you.
     
  4. Thanks for that, I'll check it out somehow. And ill post over in setup also.
     
  5. Yeah my problem is that, I dont know anywhere I can take it. There are no specialist bass shops around here. The place I got it from is full of student types. Im not sure I'd be cool with letting them tamper with my bass.
     
  6. vtwo

    vtwo

    Dec 16, 2006
    Connecticut
    You can message a moderator and have them move the thread for you.

    And some music shops have a place where they do setups - you can look into that if you want.
     

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