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Offline Squirrel Havoc

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« on: January 06, 2006, 00:05:57 »
Hello, I noticed that quite a few people here play bass according to my musical background thread. I just got my first, and I have a few questions.

1) The strings are hitting the frets sometimes, is this normal?
1-1/2) If not, how do I adjust that?

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Offline rncekel

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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2006, 15:14:06 »
This shouldn't happen, unless you are hitting the strings with extreme violence. There can be several reasons:
1- The strings are too loose. Make sure that you are using the ciorrect strings for your bass, and they are correctly tuned.
2- The neck may not be straight. Or the "puente" (bridge? I don't know the correct word in english: it is the piece where all the string ended in the extreme opposite to the neck) may be too low. A solution for this is raising this pieces, putting something (it may be just a piece of paper) to force up the strings.

Of course, it is very hard to know what the problem is without seeing it.