mass produced basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Jan 11, 2003.


    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Do most mass produced basses need fret jobs, i have seen alot that due what do you guys think . Does any one else get PO by string buzz rateling i really flip when i get. It is the worst on a semi hollow.
  2. KlaimBassist


    Dec 29, 2002
    try intonating the thing...
    or maybe your nut is too low.. take off the strings..fill the grooves in the nut with a little bit of epoxy resin, and sand it down to your liking.
  3. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND

    What kind of mass produced basses are we talking about here?? In general, I would say no, not most that I have played.
  4. BTBbassist

    BTBbassist join us for mankala hour!

    Apr 20, 2002
    Westlake Village, CA
    Mass-Produced doesn't automatically mean bad quality. Musicman basses are massproduced, but they certainly don't need extra fret work.

    A better question may be: Do less expensive (< $500) basses need to have their fretwork doctored up?

    Like Ryan, I've only found a few basses where the fretwork is unacceptable. On average, no, most less expensive basses don't need fretwork, unless you want to be ultra picky, in which case you wouldn't be a less $$ bass.

    Also try raising your action a bit.
  5. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    On the other hand, I've seen luthier basses that needed a fret job.