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Neck Buzz

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by BrotherMister, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. BrotherMister


    Nov 4, 2013
    PVG Membership
    I seek counsel from the superior set up wizards.

    After 5 years I decided to change strings from D'addario Chromas 45 - 100 to Thomastik Infeld Flats
    .043 - .100, this may be relevant. Simple process but with the bass being so old it ended up being a massive set up job involving everything from soldering wires to neck adjustments etc. So the bass now works great, every note rings out clear and no dead spots have been found, for the most part I'd say it's the best shape the bass has been in since I owned it. Only I've now found a weird problem that is bugging me...

    If I played a 10th of B on the E string (7th fret) and D on the G String (7th fret) there is a really bad buzz that happens and the notes don't ring out. Individually the notes ring out clear as ever but the moment you even press on the B without actually playing any note the buzz it happens. This is literally the only point on the neck this happens and I can't quite source a solution to the problem.

    Any thoughts?
  2. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Independent Instrument Technician - Retired
    It's called back buzz. The string is actually buzzing on the frets between where you stop it and the nut. Try adding a bit more relief. If that doesn't cure it you may need a new nut with the slots a tad higher, or a very thin shim under the current nut.
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