#1
about 4 years ago I bought a Cort Action bass, and I've never really had any problems with it until a couple of weeks ago when I noticed that I get some fret buzz on the G string. It's a four string and I've narrowed it down to the string being to close to the first fret, the source of the buzz. This is the only problem I have with this bass and I'm actually going to need it pretty soon (I usually just play as a hobby but I actually need it for a project I've been trying to get started) so I'd like to get it fixed.

My question is this: what do you think is wrong with it and what can I do to fix it?

Is it the truss rod? or could it be that the fret needs to be shaved down or something I haven't thought of? what could be a possible solution to my dilemma?
#2
raise the G-string saddle on your bridge a little.
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#4
do it a little more.

unless you have significantly raised, in which case you may need to loosen your truss rod.

how many turns did you do?
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#5
several, I practically raised it all the way up but it's still there. I might be able to raise it a little more, which I'll try before I mess with the truss rod. and by I, I mean a trained professional because I don't want to mess this thing up. I can't really afford to buy a new bass right now, lol
#6
how's fretting on those higher strings?
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#7
what do you mean? it's a four string and the E A and D are all fine, there isn't any buzz with them at all. Well, except for the D but that's only because it makes the G vibrate a little when played.
#8
how high is it?

if you can easily fret at higher frets, then you are good, and raising it extra is fine.
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#9
oh, you said higher strings and it confused me, yeah it gets a little buzz on the higher frets but still is worst when played open or even that first fret.
#10
misunderstood, but still answered.


raise it more.
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#11
Sounds like an action problem, caused by the saddle being too low.

I would ask why you plan on playing there anyway... you get an nicer tone on the lower strings...
#12
Well first I would make sure that its the frets and not something else. Check to see if your tuners are screwed on tight, or something else, always happens to me
#13
possibly if the action thing doesn't work maybe the string wore into the nut. I don't know what the nut in your bass is made of so this may not be a true option but you could try replacing the nut. even if that doesn't work it could be like an upgrade anyway.
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#14
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possibly if the action thing doesn't work maybe the string wore into the nut. I don't know what the nut in your bass is made of so this may not be a true option but you could try replacing the nut. even if that doesn't work it could be like an upgrade anyway.


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