#1
I bought a Squier Vintage Modified fretless jazz today, and I seem to be getting fret buzz when I play directly on the fretmarkers past the 8-9th fret. Vibrato makes it worse, to the point were I either have to play the note flat or sharp to avoid the buzz.

When I run my fingers down the fretboard I can feel where all the fretmarkers are, but it doesn't feel like a high or low spot, just different. Could I have gotten a defective bass?
#2
nah. just adjust the truss rod or the action and you should be ok.
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#4
Quote by enzoslashslash
If there are frets, it isnt a fretless. Raise the action till its smooth


he said fret markers, you know the lines to show you where the frets are supposed to be.
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#5
if it's fretless, you can't have fret buzz

it's either the nut or the bridge, just raise the action, if the problems is still there, fix your trus rod
#7
it could use an action adjustment. the bridge is also a good possibility. id try putting some flatwounds on it too that might help a bit. id just take it to where you bought it and have them set it up. most places do it for free if you just bought the bass.
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#8
Your truss rod needs straightening. Straighten it till it's almost uncurved, and then lower the action to get that Jaco mwwaah.
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#9
Quote by jbassman4
it could use an action adjustment. the bridge is also a good possibility. id try putting some flatwounds on it too that might help a bit. id just take it to where you bought it and have them set it up. most places do it for free if you just bought the bass.


this is the best answer. imo
id just take it to where you bought it and have them set it up. most places do it for free if you just bought the bass.
#10
press harder on the strings, this way they make a solid connection with the fretboard and arent prone to buzzing underneath your fingers. if this doesnt work, do as suggested above.
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#11
I have the truss rod and action set now, but the buzzing is still there. I'm fairly certain that the problem is that the fretboard just isn't level. I can feel where a lot of the fret markers are. I'm going to bring it to the store soon, and they'll have a look and replace it if need be. Thanks for the help everyone.
#12
Quote by IndianRockStar
What is happening is that your strings are too close to the fingerboard when playing that the string is hitting the wood. I say truss rod, but I've never done anything with it...


Don't you mean his strings are too close and are hitting the plastic? Yeah, that's the word you're looking for. Plastic.


There is probably an imperfection in the Ebonol. Wouldn't surprise me. The stuff is junk. You can't sand it clean either.