Vintage bass and a sad story

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bardolph, Mar 20, 2004.

  1. Bardolph


    Jul 28, 2002
    Grand Rapids, MI
    I went to GC yesterday to visit an old friend, a 77 stingray I had played a while back and fallen in love with. Now this is no ordinary stingray, it has a natural finish body and a fretless maple board with flats which is a recipe for some major yum factor. I grabbed the bass, plugged it in, tuned it, and started playing. I had been looking forward to it because I had loved it so much the last time, but this time whenever I fingered a note past the 5th "fret" it buzzed badly and farther up the neck the notes didn't even come out cause the string was flat against the board. I figured the neck just needed some bow so I took a look down the neck and noticed it had significant bow but it was just warped toward the end. I'm no expert on woods, but I can't see a bass taken propor care of developing those kind of problems in one month's time. Sometimes I don't even want to know what goes on in that store. It makes me sad though.