peculiar buzzing?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Sonorous, May 16, 2004.

  1. Sonorous


    Oct 1, 2003
    Denton, TX
    on my fretless bass, my high g-string buzzes all between the 7th and 12th fret. not anywhere lower than the 7th, nor anywhere higher than the 12th. whats wrong and how do i fix it?
  2. Raise the bridge/saddle (piece) until the buzzing stops........

    1- If the string(s) buzzes on the first 4 or 5 frets, a relief problem is indicated and a truss rod adjustment is in order.

    2- If the string(s) buzzes on the last few frets a bridge height adjustment is in order.

    3- An open string buzz usually indicates a bad nut if the buzz clears up when you note the first fret.

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  3. Sonorous


    Oct 1, 2003
    Denton, TX
    well i thought it would be the action but i wasn't sure... becuase it doesn't buzz any after the 12th "fret".
  4. verbass


    Apr 26, 2004
    dayville ct
    You may Have a slight depression in the fingerboard
    and may have to have the neck dressed it isn't that common but a good luthier can dress it true if that is the problem.

    good luck

    If the future is now..........
    what was yesterday? :bassist: