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Yamaha BB1200

I am beginning bass and have acquired a Yamaha BB1200 with a distinct fret buzz. How do I go about finding the reason and curing it? Any suggestions appreciated!
Thanks Tim
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Re: Yamaha BB1200

2/6/2006 5:41 AM

Howard Miller (6142) wrote:

A nice bass! I am inclined to suggest going and finding a good
guitar tech and paying for a setup - it won't be too expensive and
is well worth it.

You can do it yourself and it's a skill well worth acquiring but you
need a certain "touch". There are tons of resources on the web
telling you how to set up a bass, but it's basically either the neck
relief or the string height (you *MUST* know what you are doing
when testing and adjusting the neck relief, you can break stuff).

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Re: Yamaha BB1200

2/6/2006 3:22 PM

Tim Medcalf (32) wrote:

Thanks a lot, I obviously have a lot to learn!

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Re: Yamaha BB1200

2/6/2006 5:45 AM

Brian Sharpe (21091) wrote:

Nice vintage bass!

It sounds like one of two things.

The first, as you mention you're new to bass, may just be a matter of technique when you're fretting a note. Check your finger placement - are you pressing down with insufficient pressure? Are you too far back from the fret? It's a common problem when first starting out and our fingers are gaining strength.

Or - the bass needs to be set up properly (the neck may require adjusting). There are a couple of really good guides here at AB or, if you're not comfortable with the idea, take the bass to your favourite tech.

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Re: Yamaha BB1200

2/7/2006 9:19 AM

Thor Iversen (7461) wrote:

I agree. The most probable reason is a lack of finger strength / technique. Of course, a checking the relief is always a good idea.