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terrible fretbuzz on one spot

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by rx jr., Aug 13, 2004.

  1. rx jr.

    rx jr.

    May 10, 2004
    I love my new Samick bass that I got for $85.80. it sounds great and plays great. slaps like a mother! one problem however... I get terrible fret buzz on the 7th fret of the A string. and that's about all the fretbuzz I get on the bass. why?
  2. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    My best guess is that you would need to have that fret leveled or replaced. If all of the strings were buzzing at the seventh fret, I would suspect a bowed neck. Since, it's only on the A string, I'd say it's not level. Take it to a competent repair shop. It's shouldn't cost much.

    Good luck!

  3. jommit52


    Jul 11, 2004
    I have a samick bass and it does the same thing. I personally dont like the bass therefore i dont care enough about it to fix it. i only play it every once in a while.
  4. The fret will likely have to be filed down a bit to even it out.
  5. rx jr.

    rx jr.

    May 10, 2004
    thanks for the input. I don't know if spending money to fix a cheap bass is worth it. might as well sell it for more money and earn some profit and get myself a midrange Spector.
  6. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Moved to Setup.