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Author Topic: Bass Stringing Trick  (Read 2009 times)

Offline BrainWorm

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Bass Stringing Trick
« on: April 08, 2008, 01:13:42 AM »
I was adjusting the intonation on my Fly Bass 4 String, when I tuned the "G" string back up it had a bad buzz. The high "E" string type buzz on a guitar when the nut is cut too deep. I though maybe I had worn the nut somehow by tightening the string, would have indicated the nut slot had a very small take-off ramp that had worn fast.
The trick: The string needs to be wound around the tuner post several times, the extra winds are used to push the string down toward the headstock to make an downward angle from the nut. When I did that the buzz was gone. Such a small adjustment made a big difference.
The interesting point is maybe the same trick could be used on the guitar to make a better angle over the nut on the guitar high "E" string. There is a tiny bit of room before the string hits the tuner ledge to wrap a few turns of string. Going over the tuner ledge gets me curious. I know the instructions say not to wrap turns of string.

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