So i got my bass - a...

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Suckbird, Jan 29, 2005.

  1. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004
    ...Ibanez btb405qmhs looking like this:


    And i just wanna throw it out of the window...
    The thing has fret buzz on every single string on ever single tone...
    You have to do a very light touch if you dont want fret buzz..

    I tried to higher the action but nothing happened so should i take
    it to a music store and tell them to fix it for me?...

    I've had it for 3days and can return it before 30 days...
    But i dont really wanna pay the =#(¤/¤/ shipping back
    wich is 23eur.
  2. Scottie Johnson

    Scottie Johnson

    Sep 8, 2004
    I say return it. There are too many good basses out there to put up with something like this.

    If you really like the sound how it looks, then have it set-up to your liking. You will probably need to have the frets leveled and much more work done to it if it is already this much of a problem.

    Must have been built on a Friday afternoon. :rollno: Or maybe Ibanez is just crap now. I have an older BTB. It's a 505, which is a 5 string with a swamp ash body and no top. I love mine but yours sounds like you should look for something else.
  3. HamOnTheCob

    HamOnTheCob Jacob Moore Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2004
    Cambridge, Ohio, USA
    Endorsing Artist for Warwick Basses, Mesa Engineering, Joyo Technology, Dr. J Pedals, and Levy's Leathers
    Most likely, the bass was shipped to you in the cold weather, and in such conditions, the neck might change a little. A truss rod adjustment may do the trick.
  4. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004
    Yeah i thought about that now too..
    The bass was very cold when i got, my hands almost turned into
    ice when i played it..
  5. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    It probaly just needs a simple setup - search here and you'll find a link to the Mr. Gearhead (Fender) Bass Setup Guide.

    Setups are a basic skill all players should have!

    BTW, moved to Setup.
  6. thisSNsucks


    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    you need some more relief in the neck (loosen the truss rod)
  7. Nadav


    Nov 13, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    I say have it set up. I have the 6 string version and I love it. :bassist: