#1
i am a guitarist. recently purchased a bass for jazz band use, along with anything else i might need a bass for. its an ibanez GSR200. now, my e-string buzzes a good amount. first thing: i checked the action. it doesnt seem to be hitting the first fret or anything, and all other strings seem okay. i know the nut on the ibanez gsr200 seems rather low, but do you think a simple lube job on the nut will solve my problems? im just trying to try everything before i go to raising action/saddles. im praying to god the neck isnt bent or something. i got a steal-189 from GC pres day clearence.

thanks!


p.s. what to use for lube just in case?

is something like petrolleum jelly safe?
#2
it might be tha it needs new strings because it was set up wrong. thats what my jazz bass did at first until i put in new strings PROPERLY.
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#3
Don't take this the wrong way, but have you checked (I am assuming you are a right hander) your left hand technique?. When I switched to bass from guitar, fret buzz issues were more of a technique issue than actual setup problems.
#4
yeah i understand what you're saying. and i guess it could be the string, but they are round-wounds, look exactly like ernie balls. im trying to hold off on changing those, bass strings are 4 times more expensive then guitar strings lol. and i know my technique isnt great yet, but it buzzes at open. i mean i know when it buzzes while fretting, my fingers just arent placed right, hell, its like a night-day change from guitar to bass (and back!) really. anyone got anything?
#5
Is this a new bass? If so, take it back to GC and show them the issue. They should give you a free set up to resolve the problem. I think even their used instruments come with a 90 day warranty.
#6
yeah its from GC. and it was brand new, and the dude told me that i had a month on it for warrantees and free from defects, etc. really i think that the nut on the ibanez just might be too low, and my action will end up being so rediculously high. but i guess we'll see. anyone else had anything like this with the ibanez GSR200 or anything similar?

also to me, the e string stounds out of intonation. maybe somethings screwed up with the bridge. but im relatively good at this from other guitars, and nothing seems off. guess i got to haul myself out to gc unless someone else knows something in this bass-pit-of-hell?