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To all the Newbs! We can do it!

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by DarkArwen, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. DarkArwen


    Oct 29, 2009
    So, a chain store who shall remain nameless jacked up my bass AGAIN! I decided to just do it myself. It had a weird buzz on the A string D. Just the 5th fret.. no where else. And entirely too much "slap" for my taste on the E string.
    Fifteen minutes later, my bass is playable and I am not trying to avoid certain notes. I'm too skeered for truss road adjustments yet. But remember, if I can do it.. so can you!!
  2. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    So instead of their jacking it up, you jacked it up - right? :D

    Glad it worked out...well done.
  3. 251


    Oct 6, 2006
    Metro Boston MA
    Good job. Applause, applause :cool:

    I once knew a fellow who wouldn't hang his coat in the closet because he just knew there was a bear in there, who would get him. A 1/4 turn adjustment to your truss rod will do no harm, if it isn't forced because of corrosion.

    Get a capo, feeler gauge & the adjusting tool & go hang up your coat!
  4. yeah i wont go to that 'store' when i have an issue. took my ibby there cos teacher says the neck is wavy...dude there says it's fine. he didnt really look at it, im like whatever. *grumble* hehe

    glad it worked out for ya..
  5. Learn how to do basic setups, it's fun and it'll save you a lot of $$ down the line.
  6. Jazzdogg

    Jazzdogg Less barking, more wagging!

    Jul 29, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    I hope you played it before you left the store, and didn't pay them until the job was performed satisfactorily.

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