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NBD Fender JMJ Mustang what's wrong?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by LionOnBass, Mar 9, 2019.


  1. LionOnBass

    LionOnBass

    Jul 10, 2018
    Germany
    Hi,

    I got my Fender JMJ Mustang bass and it sounds great.
    The 10th fret is buzzing and seems to be thicker and taller then the other frets.
    Does your JMJ mustang have a different 10th fret too?
    I am kind of disappointed at the moment. Its not the cosmetics but the buzzing :-(
     

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  2. LionOnBass

    LionOnBass

    Jul 10, 2018
    Germany
    Does you JMJ owners have the same problem or did I just got a faulty bass?
     
  3. BassmanM

    BassmanM

    Feb 17, 2011
    Hamburg, Germany
    I don't have a JMJ, but from what you report, I'd return it.
     
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  4. LionOnBass

    LionOnBass

    Jul 10, 2018
    Germany
    Thank you for your reply. Yes I think I have to return it!

    Greetings from Duisburg to Hamburg!
     
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  5. bobba66

    bobba66

    May 18, 2006
    Arlington, Texas
    How odd. Maybe you could have a local tech replace or re-work that fret.
     
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  6. wizard65

    wizard65

    Sep 1, 2014
    High fret, looks like somebody’s already had a go with a file.
     
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  7. LionOnBass

    LionOnBass

    Jul 10, 2018
    Germany
    Yes definitely! Maybe there weren’t any vintage frets left at the factory and they put a normal one in it and filed it to death.
     
  8. BassmanM

    BassmanM

    Feb 17, 2011
    Hamburg, Germany
    Perhaps. But buying a new (and imho not soooo cheap) bass and having to take it to a tech right away? Not good!
     
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  9. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    Definitely the wrong fret installed. Return the bass.
     
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  10. Dwight

    Dwight

    Apr 9, 2012
    Did you put a straight edge on the fingerboard? That's the way to see if its high or not. Hard to tell by the picture. I was fortunate enough to get one that plays well after a little tweaking. Good luck with that!
     
  11. smokyjoe09

    smokyjoe09

    Nov 19, 2019
    I have had issues like this with high end Gibson guitars which agreed you shouldn't have but I have often got a local guy to tweak the action including the odd fret filing down to feel like it should play. As to the quality checking alot of it is rubbish. I just bought an American Performer Mustang and the srews holding the pickups were the wrong size and too small so the pickups were moving around !!! One size bigger screws fixed the problem. So much for it being checked over.
     
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