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why don't my strings clear the frets?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by bassicallypulse, Jul 27, 2001.


  1. i got this old abused Peavey bass and i'm trying new strings on it. They won't clear the frets enough for me to play it. i tried adjusting the bridge tension on it but the strings were starting to break. Anyone got any ideas.
     
  2. cammojoe

    cammojoe Guest

    Jul 27, 2001
    Houston, Tx, USA
    It may need a truss rod adjustment. A pro would cost about $25 which includes adjusting the rod and the action. There is a certain amount that the strings can hit the frets which is fine as long as it's not heard through the amp.