Setting up a fretless bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nick303, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. Nick303


    Jun 9, 2013
    I have a VM fretless jazz and although I have a good working setup, I feel it could probably be better still.

    I'd like to know people's thoughts on bridge settings, neck relief and nut height to achieve the best mix of sound and playability.

    I have quite a lot of 'fret' buzz (don't know what else to call it 😊) and I think that's necessary to get a mwah going, but it makes playing the bass a little too tricky. You really have to 'shape' every note, and I've realised that this makes it hard to play quickly.

    Am I missing a trick or two?
  2. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Squire Jag SS fan. Supporting Member

    May 21, 2009
    Mid-Atlantic USA.
    This is more of a "Hardware, Setup, and Repair" question, you might want to go over there and browse around a bit.
  3. Nick303


    Jun 9, 2013
    Cheers I will check that out.