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Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by gregorybarbosa, Aug 3, 2017.
The G string looks a bit strange to me.
The neck is crooked on the body, and needs to be re-aligned. That's about as clear an example of this condition as I've seen.
Slacken the strings a little bit, not all the way loose, just down a few steps. Loosen the four screws that attach the neck to the body. Just one turn. Then push the headstock sideways, towards the treble side, while bracing the body against something. The neck will shift slightly in the pocket. Watch the strings where they cross over the heel of the neck. Shift the neck until the strings are centered over the heel; about the same distance from the G to the edge and from the E to the edge. Tighten the neck screws and tune it back up.
Will I need to do a full setup on the bass again after fixing the neck problem?
I also can see it on the E string
Probably not, but check your settings and readjust if needed.
Mr. Johnson has it right, and it should not require additional setup. I've done it plenty of times. Bass Chiropractic. It's amazing how much the neck on a Fender can move.
That's definitely going on, but whomever replaced that nut also cut the slots incorrectly.
The G slot is way too far from the edge.
Yessir! I'd get a new nut first before trying to align the neck.
I was just about to mention the nut issue. That slot for the G isn't in the "right place" and is adding to the string alignment issue. I do agree that after a new nut is put on it, the neck should be realigned.
This is how it's looking now. It looks better, but now I have a fret buzz starting in the 12th fret of the E string that goes all the way down. Is it easy to fix? I can't afford a new nut now, these things costs a lot in my country (1400 american dollars for a Squier Classic Vibe 50's bass, for example).
Thank you guys for the patience and the willing to help.
Edit/Correction: All the strings are buzzing, almost all over the neck. Jesus Christ.
I don't think nut can be responsible for anything other than open string fret buzz, try raising string action a little.
$1400 for a Squier??? In what country do you live?
I'm not having buzz when I play open strings.
I live in Brazil . This one looks like a Squier CV, but it isn't.
Yeah, so nut is not causing the problem
Sounds like your neck is too straight, it should be slightly bent so strings have some room to move.
So I need to screw again the neck or should I need to adjust something in the truss rod?
I disagree with this a lot. Yes, physics is involved, and unless you pluck like a maniac, you can have a flat neck, with really low action, with minimal buzz. Depends on who made the bass. My Cirrus basically plays itself and doesn't complain, sooooo depends on the workmanship/construction, imo.
You are entitled to your opinion, but just know that you are in disagreement with close to 100% of luthiers.
Sorry - yes, turn the truss rod left a bit. Lefty-loosy, righty-tighty
I'm not sure how Jesus will be able to help you, but you clearly need to set up the bass. There are good guides on Talkbass if you feel up to doing it yourself.