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strings on frets

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by tertoise, Jul 13, 2004.


  1. tertoise

    tertoise

    Jul 12, 2004
    hey im not sure if this is the correct forum for this question or not but i guess ill ask anyway i just bought a washburn bass used from guitar center i was tuning it when the G-string broke at the tuning peg then when i was switching the string the were hitting the frets up until the fifth fret this was a problem until i got all the strings but theyre still kinda low is this a problem or just the way my bass is setup?
     
  2. Jeffrey A-Bomb

    Jeffrey A-Bomb Drink Coffee & Destroy

    Oct 14, 2000
    Silver Spring, MD
    Loosen the truss rod a little bit and add some neck relief.
     
  3. There are three things that you might memorize for reference in the future.

    1- If the string(s) buzz on the first 4 or 5 frets, a relief problem is indicated and a truss rod adjustment is in order.

    2- If the strings buzz on the last few frets a bridge height adjustment is in order.

    3- An open string buzz usually indicates a bad nut if the buzz clears up when you note the first fret.

    Bass Setup Manuals

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    http://www.garywillis.com/pages/bass/bassmanual/setupmanual.html

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    http://www.mrgearhead.com/faq/basssetup.html

    http://www.weedhopper.org/Bass_Guitar_Setup.asp

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    Treena