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rear fret buzz

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by mntngrown, Aug 18, 2012.


  1. mntngrown

    mntngrown Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2007
    Santa Cruz Ca
    When you fret a note, and get buzz coming from the fret behind the spot you are playing, what is the solution?
    I have already raised the saddle, (no help), then gave the neck more relief, which improved the situation. No other spot on the neck does this, so I don't want to just keep on adding more relief to the neck.
    Maybe I should have taken out some relief, I don't know.
    By the way I know its the fret behind the note because fretting both spots, i.e. 2 fingers, but same note, makes it go away. In this case, it is 6th fret on the B string, but I had it happen on another bass's E. Thanks for your input!
     
  2. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    alpha-music.com
    ah, the dreaded "backbuzz"!

    the nut may need to be slightly higher, by either shimming or replacing it.
     
  3. mntngrown

    mntngrown Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2007
    Santa Cruz Ca
    Thank you sir!
    Is it OK to just put something sturdy under the string in the offending nut slot?
     
  4. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    alpha-music.com
    to get by until it's fixed, sure.
     
  5. mntngrown

    mntngrown Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2007
    Santa Cruz Ca
    Thanks:)
     

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