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Second fret buzz; quick help needed before restringing

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Lenko, Jun 25, 2003.

  1. Lenko


    May 3, 2003
    I need help; all of my strings buzz on first and second fret. What should I do since I'm going to restring them? Put the old strings, tighten the truss rod and put the new strings on? I don't have many experience with neck settings, so be specific; in which way should I rotate the truss rod?
  2. pkr2


    Apr 28, 2000
    coastal N.C.
    Go ahead and replace the strings and then adjust the TR if needed.

    The TR will have to be loosened to add relief to the neck.

    This is true for the vast majority of basses but there are a few that the TR adjusts in the opposite direction.

    Hope this helps.