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Truss rod adjustment on p-bass

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Aaron, Jun 26, 2002.


  1. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    My p-bass is buzzing when the upper frets are played. There is quite a bit of releif. Should I turn the truss rod a 1/4 turn clockwise? There is no buzzing anywhere else.
     
  2. which frets? 1-6 or 6 -21???
    upper can mean a lot of things!
     
  3. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    about 14-19
     
  4. raise the bridge saddles a little bit and see if that helps....
     
  5. Mine buzzes too, but like at Fret 1 on the A string and D string...any remedies?
     
  6. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    Raising the action would indeed get rid of the buzzing, but I believe if I straiten out my neck, the buzzing will go away, and I can have the luxury of low action.

    If it helps any, the buzzing is against the last few frets.
     
  7. that would work... is the neck on your bass shimmed in anyway shape or form?
     
  8. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    no shims here.
     
  9. turn that truss rod!