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Strange "Twang" From My Fender Deluxe Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sammyfallen, Apr 23, 2009.


  1. Bass has been fixed!!!!
     
  2. PauliePower

    PauliePower

    Dec 9, 2008
    Reading, UK
    Could be. How high off the 'board is it? Any buzzes/rattles?

    Also, what condition are the strings in?
     
  3. Human Bass

    Human Bass

    Aug 26, 2005
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  4. I Would Say The You Should Change The Strings And Adjust The Action/Nut To Your Liking. And Stop Typing Like This :)
     
  5. Human Bass

    Human Bass

    Aug 26, 2005
    Fender Neck-Thru? :eyebrow:
     
  6. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    How close are the strings to the pickups? If the strings are too close, the magnetic field can deflect the strings causing dobro-like vibrato--sort of. Is that what you have?

    If so, lower the pickups a few 16ths of an inch.
     
  7. a jazz bass with a fretless neck that he acquired through a trade
     
  8. Human Bass

    Human Bass

    Aug 26, 2005
    Ahmmm, the difference a coma makes.
     
  9. All I had was a simple question.

    I know how to play (Classically Trained) & set up a bass.

    Some of my fellow members are a far to cynical, and don't give us young guys a chance.
     
  10. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    OH/WV
    FINALLY! Someone else agrees! This is a great day.

    If you set up the bass properly and are trained, what does it seem to be? If its not the set up, or the strings?
     
  11. I tried everything I know to do.

    That is why I can't figure out the problem.

    I thought some of the MORE EXPERIENCED members may be able to offer me a helpful suggestion.

    I.E. - Could it be the electronics within the instrument?
     
  12. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    OH/WV
    Geez, I was just trying to help. :(
     
  13. Wes Whitmore

    Wes Whitmore

    Mar 10, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    This is a good one...
    Does it do it regardless of which pup you use?
    Did you change the strings? I don't thiink it's the strings, but you never know I guess.
    Did you replace the battery?
     
  14. I was not referring to you (jordasch) in anyway, just a couple in the beginning of the thread.

    Why can't we all get along?
     
  15. Tried both pick ups & Yes to all of the above.
     
  16. marwady

    marwady Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Northern Michigan
    Open notes or fingered also?
     
  17. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    Details of set up?
     
  18. ErebusBass

    ErebusBass

    Feb 20, 2008
    Madison, WI
    Is this your first fretless?
     
  19. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    OH/WV
    Get ready for him to flame us again. HE set up the bass, and put new strings on.

    Dont hurt me! :atoz:
     
  20. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    Sammy--

    Great!
    What did you trace the problem to? :hyper:
     

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