my strings are hitting my fingerboard

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Giacomo1311, Aug 6, 2018.


  1. Giacomo1311

    Giacomo1311

    Aug 6, 2018
    my Squier mb-4's strings are hitting my fretboard it did that a long ago but i got it fix but i removed the string to clean the fretboard but when i but them back it still does it cans you help me please?
     
  2. Aidil

    Aidil

    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
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  3. Giacomo1311

    Giacomo1311

    Aug 6, 2018
    wath is that?
     
  4. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    Aidil provided a link.
    Click on it.
     
  5. Giacomo1311

    Giacomo1311

    Aug 6, 2018
    i did but i dont have the tools in my position to resetup my bass
     
  6. Aidil

    Aidil

    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    @Giacomo1311, seems that you aren't familiar with setting up your bass...

    Yes, it's a link to a thread of setting up your bass so that you won't get string buzz (from strings hitting the frets). Lots of topic on the link, but basically, the things you need to follow are:
    • readjust your truss rod to get correct neck straightness/slight curvature,
    • readjust your bridge saddles height,
    • check/set your bass nut action if required, and
    • check/set the intonations of each strings.
     
  7. Giacomo1311

    Giacomo1311

    Aug 6, 2018
    thanks alot its it first bass and im only fifteen so yhea thanks a lot
     
  8. Aidil

    Aidil

    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    As a bass player, we need to have at least some basic tools to make our bass in good shape, or simply to make it playable, which could be something like this:
    multi-tool-hex-wrench-mtz11-bbk-mtz11-bbk_0.jpg
     
  9. Giacomo1311

    Giacomo1311

    Aug 6, 2018
    nice il look into it
     
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  10. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    I'd suggest finding the tools for the job & learn how to do it yourself, or you'll have a lifetime of paying someone else to do it for you.
     
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  11. Giacomo1311

    Giacomo1311

    Aug 6, 2018
    yea exatlex wath i wanted thers is a music shop on my street but i didnt want to go there i wanted to do it myself so i checked and its like 30buck a tool kit so im gonna buy that and do it myself
     
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  12. lz4005

    lz4005

    Oct 22, 2013
    You do not need a $30 tool kit. You need three tools. One for the truss rod, one for the bridge saddle height adjusters and one for the intonation adjusters.

    Depending on the bass that will generally be a big hex key, a small hex key and a screw driver. Plus a tuner, which you should already have.
     
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  13. JeezyMcNuggles

    JeezyMcNuggles

    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices
    Two Allen wrenches, and a small Phillips screw driver. Raise the string saddles a little, and/or releive the neck a little
     
  14. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    First, Welcome to TalkBass.
    Wait, if all he did was take the strings off to clean the fret board, he should be able to put the strings back on and be set up. If the strings have been off a day or more then the neck may have relaxed some. String it up and let it sit for 24 hours and then check it again. Re-tune as required and he should be fine. I posted a shorter version of this and apparently it got reported as sarcasm.
     
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  15. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Vermont
    That's helpful. ...still looking for the sarcasm :)
     
  16. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    It was a very short curt post. I'm not getting spanked over it; forget about it.
     
  17. FugaziBomb

    FugaziBomb

    Jun 5, 2017
    Unfortunately, it sounds like it's time to throw away that bass and maybe think about switching to guitar. There's a couple of really great forums... for guitar.
     
  18. Giacomo1311

    Giacomo1311

    Aug 6, 2018
    thanks a lot i only removed the strings for like an houre
     
  19. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Vermont
    Forgot already...
     
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  20. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton My P doesn’t have flats or tort Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
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