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aFarewelltoKings 2006-12-12 21:04

5 string problem
 
just bought a ESP LTD B155 5 string from a local shop for a sweet price.IT plays sounds and looks awesome but sometimes on the 13th and 6th fret on the B string makes a wierd loud ass metallic noise.No other frets on the b string do this. any ideas?

Tattered 2006-12-13 09:12

By metallic noise do you mean.. buzz?

Rattlehead 2006-12-13 13:57

As Tattered pointed out what you have is called buzz, or fret-buzz. This occurs because the string it hitting one of the frets as it vibrates, thus giving the sound of metal hitting metal.
This occurs when a bass is not properly adjusted, and is most common on the B string, but happens on the higher ones too.

What you need to do is bring the bass to a guitar person to get a set up done. They will adjust the bass for you for usually between 25 and 35 (US) dollars. Or you can search "bass set up" in this forum or on the internet, and learn how to do it yourself.

sixsicsix 2006-12-13 17:33

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rattlehead
This occurs when a bass is not properly adjusted

what did I fucking tell you?
this isnt gonna stop with this bass, its just going to be one fucking thing after another

aFarewelltoKings 2006-12-13 18:34

^how did that honestly help at all? Really?

sixsicsix 2006-12-13 21:21

im just saying, you should have fucking listened to people, the people at the store will tell you anything to make a sale.

aFarewelltoKings 2006-12-13 22:07

i didnt buy it from a store.I got a good price on a used one.Im just saying if your posts dont help my question dont post damnit!

Requiem 2006-12-13 22:11

Quote:
Originally Posted by aFarewelltoKings
i didnt buy it from a store.I got a good price on a used one.Im just saying if your posts dont help my question dont post damnit!


get crunk. You're allowed to. ;) You're a Rush fan

7-string warlord 2006-12-13 22:22

this happens on the exact same frets on the B of my ltd, seven string. I wonder if ltd hates downtuning? I don't really care though, the wiring is fucked in it, so i'm back to 6 strings

epitaph 2006-12-14 08:31

I used to have the same problem with my Washburn 5-string

Rattlehead 2006-12-14 17:21

Quote:
Originally Posted by aFarewelltoKings
i didnt buy it from a store.I got a good price on a used one.Im just saying if your posts dont help my question dont post damnit!
Weeeeelllllll...

His post could be seen as helpful because it tells you that you shouldn't (I don't know if I agree with this because I know nothing about any particular models) waste your time with the bass you have, that you should return it, or try to sell it and get a new (better) one.

If money's the problem you're stuck with trying to fix the problem with a set up, which might actually work very well if you know the right person to do it. In my city you pay 40$ Canadian to have it set up by this really awesome set up person who does it in his basement and when you get it back it feels like the damned bass was custom made for you. Just ask around.

Edit: Obvious spelling mistake.

Cassius 2006-12-14 18:02

You shouldn't have got the bass to begin with. Everyone told you not to.

Now you're looking at about a $25 - $30 job to get your wiring fixed, and everything adjusted. How much did you pay for this bass? I didn't know there was a good, or "sweet" price on a LTD...

aFarewelltoKings 2006-12-14 20:52

I wasnt expecting a Warwick or Spector quality guitar at this price just wanted a decent 5 string to dick with.So im the one who bought and i have to deal with any problems so quit telling me i shouldnt have bought it.MOVE ON

Cassius 2006-12-15 16:42

It's just fun seeing you get all pissed off.
Everyone here can tell you know nothing about bass guitars :p

sixsicsix 2006-12-16 19:09

just fucking return the piece of shit and get a standard fender jazz.

adam2012 2009-05-31 00:14

I am playing a lot of Kyuss now, which is all in dropped C tuning. (All strings) instead of dropping my main bass, I have a 5 string MIJ fender that I would like to just tune UP, one tone (Ie. Low B to C, Low E to F Ect...) is this going to screw up my neck at all? I am mostly a guitar player, and wouldn't worry about it there, but I am not familiar with how much tension there is on a Bass neck.
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Requiem 2009-05-31 11:02

Spam bots are getting more and more advanced.

blitz906 2009-05-31 21:19

lol

oddball 2011-05-26 14:50

Quote:
Originally Posted by aFarewelltoKings
I wasnt expecting a Warwick or Spector quality guitar at this price just wanted a decent 5 string to dick with.So im the one who bought and i have to deal with any problems so quit telling me i shouldnt have bought it.MOVE ON


Id get it set up and trussrod adjusted no big deal my Ibanez did the same thing on the B string when I bought it, got it fixed before I payed for it though.


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