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(@cerberus)
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I guess this could be a question for the guitar section as well, but it pertains to my bass.

I've been getting string buzzing on the E and A strings, particularly high up on the neck. Is there anything I can do about that?

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(@slejhamer)
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Sounds like you either need to raise the saddle height for those strings, or adjust neck relief, or both. Or use higher-tension strings ... but then you may need to adjust neck relief anyway.

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(@danlasley)
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Since it is higher on the neck, the possiblilities are more complex. I'd take it to a pro for an evaluation.


   
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(@cerberus)
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Thanks for the advice guys. I guess I'll just take it in. I was hopin it would be an easy fix, or maybe an issue with my playing.

By the way, I forgot to mention that its a righty that I had converted to a lefty; could that be whats doint it?

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 Bish
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Do you hear it through your amp or just when playing unplugged?

If it's just when playing unplugged it might be natural.

Bish

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