Fixing fret buzz: raising the saddles

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Issue 221 July 17, 2014

A P-Bass with fret buzz: Dan Erlewine fixes his brother’s bass, and answers the question, “To get rid of this fret buzz, should I adjust the saddles or the truss rod?”

About the guitar in this video: this is a Frankenbass, a Fender P-Bass neck from the 1980s on a shellac-finished aftermarket body.

In this Trade Secrets video:
  • Adjust the saddles?
  • Adjust the truss rod?
  • Checking the fretboard radius on this 1980s Fender neck.
  • Tip: Raising the saddles while rotating the radius.

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