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Why do I have to raise my strings so high to get rid of fret buzz??

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by brink22, Oct 31, 2003.


  1. brink22

    brink22

    Oct 5, 2003
    See topic. I set my strings really high (far away from the fretboard) to get rid of all the fret buzz. But there must be another solution to this.
     
  2. DO NOT mess with the nut or anything else until you have read........sounds like you need to adjust the relief on your neck, Read this first.....

    http://garywillis.com/pages/bass/bassmanual/setupmanual.html

    You would also get a more informative answer if you posted this in the setup forum.

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    Treena
     
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    It could be a number of things and without seeing the bass and having it in front of you - it is impossible for anyone to say!

    Of course there are a few likely possibilities - like neck relief, high frets etc. But really as Treena is hinting - you need to have a proper setup done, that looks at the whole setup, rather than just one aspect.

    Either you can follow an online guide like Gary Willis' or get a professional to do it.