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Posted by smart bomb (188.8.131.52) on January 02, 2003 at 14:16:11:
In Reply to: Fret buzz posted by Phil on January 01, 2003 at 22:01:32:
The quality of your bass doesn't have anything to do with the fret buzz. The main reasons that cause fret buzz are low strings or sloppy fingering.If you're using a fender bass, you'll probably notice that the strings are lower down on the fretboard than most basses.If not it might just be that you're bass was put together the wrong way, or that you're fingering is too sloppy.try using the A, D and G strings more often than the E. The E string is usually the main spot for fret buzz. You could just get ur strings elevated instead of spending 600 bucks on a new bass, higher strings are harder on the fingers but less buzzy. 1 way that i use to avoid fret buzz is plucking the strings more softly and overall just trying to be more precise on the frets. But fret buzz can be used to make the bass sound more distorted which sounds pretty cool if ur playing punk or rock. If you want to completely rid ur bass of fret buzz, go out and buy a fretless bass.
Hope this helps
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