#1
Well i just replaced my strings, its something i've never attempted before, always got someone else to, but i figured i should work it out one day.. its a 5 string bass, replaced the bottom string (b) it looks a bit unconventional but the string is taught, but i'm getting a terrible sound out of it, kind of rattly and tinny i guess is the word, is it something i've done or could it be cheap strings? if i haven't given enough info please ask, got some playing to do later and going to be ****ed if it isn't done by then... cheers
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#4
god i hate asking stupid questions but... what is fret buzz and how can it be fixed? as for if there heavier guage i don't think so, but to be honest i don't know what gauge i used last time, if its thicker its not by much..
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#6
Dont forget to stretch in your strings first to avoid getting fret buzz even after you've raised the action.
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#7
alright cheers for the advice, i'm pretty sure the strings aren't hitting any of the frets and am 99% sure its the same gauge as before, which were fine, could it just be a case of wearing them in? i mean the sound is absolutely terrible at the moment, but could that be it?
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#8
Yes, the tinny noise is normal, just give it a day and it will go away.
#9
Yep, if it's sort of a twang! noise you are hearing, it is just the new strings getting "broken in" give it a while and/or stretch them.


#10
cheers, completely restrung it, i'll give it a day and see what happens, sound a bit better since i played some stuff on it, so hopefully thats all it is, cheers for the help
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