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Old 2006-12-12, 21:04
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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?
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Old 2006-12-13, 09:12
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By metallic noise do you mean.. buzz?
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Old 2006-12-13, 13:57
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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.
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Old 2006-12-13, 17:33
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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
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Old 2006-12-13, 18:34
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^how did that honestly help at all? Really?
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Old 2006-12-13, 21:21
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im just saying, you should have fucking listened to people, the people at the store will tell you anything to make a sale.
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Old 2006-12-13, 22:07
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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!
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Old 2006-12-13, 22:11
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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!


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Old 2006-12-13, 22:22
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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
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Old 2006-12-14, 08:31
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I used to have the same problem with my Washburn 5-string
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Old 2006-12-14, 17:21
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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.
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Old 2006-12-14, 18:02
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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...
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Old 2006-12-14, 20:52
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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
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Old 2006-12-15, 16:42
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It's just fun seeing you get all pissed off.
Everyone here can tell you know nothing about bass guitars
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Old 2006-12-16, 19:09
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just fucking return the piece of shit and get a standard fender jazz.
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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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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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