#1
so i recently defretted my bass and i filled the fret holes with wood filler. ive played with the action a bunch of times now and it still doesn't help. when i play from the 7th fret on on the g and d strings i get this weird vibration that is very annoying. does anyone know what this mich be? could it be as simple as a truss rod adjustment? oh and i didnt remove the neck to defret it.
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#3
frets were removed from a guitar/bass with frets^
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#4
^it means that he took the frets out. Look up a picture of a violin or cello. They have fretless fingerboards.

And TS, check if the neck has a bit of back bow to it. If it doesn't, it just sounds like you have the action too low....
#5
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what's defretted mean?


well i took the word fretted meaning to have frets and added DE to the begining
and when you add de to the start of the word it usually means to remove or the opposite of said word.


and ive played with teh action and it doest help. wanna explane how to check the neck on a fretless cuz i no how on a fretted bass
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#6
well no f***
yeah i just didn't know you could do that to a normal instrument.
why would you want to do that?
#7
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#8
it gives it a different tone.

to sum up my problem it buzzes when i play the g string and the d string. almost like a fretbuzz but with more sustain.
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#9
Quote by brandonmontana
well no f***
yeah i just didn't know you could do that to a normal instrument.
why would you want to do that?


It's a different sound, and you can hit microtones (notes between notes).
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#10
Quote by brandonmontana
well no f***
yeah i just didn't know you could do that to a normal instrument.
why would you want to do that?


Why are you wasting time in this thread then?

If it's just on two strings, you might have to slightly adjust the neck bow and possibly have a new nut cut for your bass.
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Why are you wasting time in this thread then?

If it's just on two strings, you might have to slightly adjust the neck bow and possibly have a new nut cut for your bass.

Christ, it took that long for an answer? Yes, check the nut if you've already adjusted the bridge height. Remember that on fretless instruments, there is usually a large height off the fingerboard near the end of the board (those notes will just be harder to play, is all). It could certainly be relief, but check the nut height, first.

Edit: is the wood filler compressing? Check this link for some info on fretless bass setup: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-348950.html
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#12
You removed metal from the neck and replaced it with soft wood filler.... I'd put a new fretless fingerboard on it, but that's just me. If you think your neck is still structurally sound, have a professional guitar tech adjust the truss rod. Your neck probably has a really bad bow.