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I had the same issue with a guitar and those changes fixed it, it might also work for bass : Adjust the action : with a lower action, you need less "bending" on the string when fretting. It helped a bit but can be annoying if you like your current action. Change the strings gauge : this worked really well with my issue.


Warwick specifically used to specify that tapered strings were required for their basses (especially on the B). Some will note that tapered strings can also help with intonation. Doing research for tapered strings showed that DR Longnecks (tapered) strings actually have intonation issues so I suggest not picking those up to try and fix your current issue. ...


If your open string is in tune but your higher frets are out of tune it is the string length that is the problem. If your bridge adjustment has moved to its full travel and intonation is still out, you should get a quick look at your truss rod adjustment, in case your neck is really out of whack, but aside from that you don't have many options. Have you ...

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