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Old 12-17-2007, 07:39 PM   #81
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D*mmit! This is why I should read before I start prunning. D*mmit! What happened to the soft delete anyway?

Anywho, excellent very very excellent thread. You guys all get a free pizza.


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Old 12-17-2007, 08:35 PM   #82
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This is the greatest FAQ ever.

It gets 5 million stars.

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Old 12-17-2007, 08:35 PM   #83
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Sorry love. No caffeine for me - Over a year now.

Yeah, I'd like to thank myself and everyone else for doing the FAQ.

We rule.


You know you missed the opportunity to quote one of the best bass player acceptance speeches of all time...Oh hell, since I had a part in all of this as well....here it goes.

To quote Dee Dee Ramone's acceptance speech to the Rock and Roll Hall of fame...


"I'd like to congratulate myself and thank myself and give myself a big pat on the back, Thank you Bass FAQ crew, you're very wonderful."
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Old 12-18-2007, 11:49 AM   #84
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Old 12-18-2007, 04:47 PM   #85
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Awesome FAQ, but I still need help with something

Occasionally when i pluck the e-string 6th fret, I get another sound at the same time(not the note lol) coming from what I suspect is the truss rod. Any ideas on how to fix this?
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Old 12-18-2007, 05:01 PM   #86
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Could help if you explain what this "other sound" sounds like.
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Old 12-18-2007, 05:04 PM   #87
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It's kinda like a buzz coming from the inside of the neck can't really describe it. It's noticeable in volume as well.
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Old 12-18-2007, 05:09 PM   #88
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It won't have anything to do with the truss rod if it's fret/string specific. If it's the sound I'm thinking of (kinda drone like), a quic, TINY adjustment of the saddle should sort that right out. But just check the actual fret wire. Is there any noticeable grooving etc on the 6th fret at where the E string is?
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Old 12-18-2007, 05:10 PM   #89
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Nope, the fret looks fine.

Edit: nvm, fixed. It was the saddle.

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Old 12-19-2007, 12:02 PM   #90
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Brilliant job everyone. I was actually almost late for work yesterday because I was reading it .

Oh and as a suggestion, maybe you could do some of the bass packs as well. If yall want me to, Ill do it. It might take a bit since I work about all damn day, but still. Just gotta tell me if theres any specific format for it.
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:30 PM   #91
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Ahh, this is really useful. Thanks for taking the time to compile it!
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Old 12-19-2007, 05:06 PM   #92
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Okay I tried to fit the .130 string in my E nut groove, and the nut just broke.


Is it bad to leave my bass with strings off? Since I'm going to go to the local music shop, I figure I don't need to put the strings back on, but I'm worried about the neck and the lack of tension

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Old 12-19-2007, 05:34 PM   #93
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It'll be okay, just remember you'll need to do a full set up on your bass after.

Before fitting strings that are much bigger than the nut remember to file it down!
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Old 12-19-2007, 11:14 PM   #94
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Okay I tried to fit the .130 string in my E nut groove, and the nut just broke.


Is it bad to leave my bass with strings off? Since I'm going to go to the local music shop, I figure I don't need to put the strings back on, but I'm worried about the neck and the lack of tension


Ouch, I've never had that happen before

Just leave the bass as it is, remaining strings on, until you get it seen to.
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Old 12-20-2007, 02:13 AM   #95
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I'd like to say thanks to all the members of the FAQ team for their hard work. it was a great read, and will surely come in handy. Thanks guys.

Speaking of breaking the nut when changing strings, I did that when I used to play guitar. My band was recording and I put a new heavier set of strings on the engineer's vintage Gretsch. And as soon as I hit the first chord, the nut exploded. He was not happy, although the constant "bust a nut" jokes from my band mates helped to lighten the mood...
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Old 12-20-2007, 02:14 AM   #96
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Okay I tried to fit the .130 string in my E nut groove, and the nut just broke.


Is it bad to leave my bass with strings off? Since I'm going to go to the local music shop, I figure I don't need to put the strings back on, but I'm worried about the neck and the lack of tension

When I tried to put my '51 P BEAD, I broke the nut, too - it split down the middle. With glue, it was as good as new. No, the neck won't warp with the strings off it - but don't leave them off too long.
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Old 12-20-2007, 03:32 AM   #97
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My bass is straight outta 1984 (the year, not an Orwellian reference), so I don't know if the 23-odd years of use has any effect on the nut's integrity.
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Old 12-20-2007, 11:30 AM   #98
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Old 12-20-2007, 01:49 PM   #99
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Old 12-20-2007, 07:51 PM   #100
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Wow, way to spam Bumper, I would deffiently flame you if you weren't bumper.
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