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truss rod messed up...

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by bassist4ever, Jun 20, 2002.

  1. i have this very annoying buzz at the headstock end of my bass and i have narrowed it down to the very end of the truss rod. any suggestions??? i just loosened the rod probably almost completely and im going to like set it up as if i were changing strings (using ernie ball reglular slinkies 45-130
    and its a washburn xb125...

    thanks again master luthiers.
  2. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    The truss rod is vibrating against the inside of the neck?

    If there is no tension on the rod when it vibrates, put just enough tension on the rod to keep it still.

    If it vibrates even under tension, have you tried jamming some tissue or something in there once the setup is done to keep the noise of vibration down?

    Just be careful not to wedge stuff in there that you can't get out!