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Acoustic guitar player; here's my band's site with links to our music: Baroque & Hungry. Come visit! Buy our stuff, if you like!

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Dec
30
comment When decreasing string gauge on a bass guitar, will I need to adjust the truss rod?
Related: Tool to adjust truss rod on a bass guitar
Dec
30
asked Tool to adjust truss rod on a bass guitar
Dec
30
revised When decreasing string gauge on a bass guitar, will I need to adjust the truss rod?
Error in title
Dec
29
comment String buzz on bass guitar
-1, you didn't read the question. this isn't fret buzz.
Dec
25
comment Dealing with different tunings on stage
Now I wanna see your band! Got a link?
Dec
25
revised What are the feelings & emotions behind chords?
Added tags, created the "chord-theory" tag
Dec
24
comment When decreasing string gauge on a bass guitar, will I need to adjust the truss rod?
The lighter strings have lessened the neck relief significantly, although I have to measure, I think it's now within Peavey specs of 1/16 - 1/8". Am now getting buzz on the upper few frets, there's obviously more work to do. Will report back soon.
Dec
24
comment When decreasing string gauge on a bass guitar, will I need to adjust the truss rod?
Have installed the lighter strings, and adjusted the action. The bass is much more playable, although there are some qualities about flatwound strings that I miss. I'll move along to the truss rod and the neck tilt adjustments and report back then.
Dec
17
comment When decreasing string gauge on a bass guitar, will I need to adjust the truss rod?
Thanks, maybe I will! Do you know of a good reference for truss rod adjustments?
Dec
17
comment String buzz on bass guitar
You're correct about the strings, but I left them long in this case for two reasons: (1) I've been intending to remove these strings for some time, so decided not to cut them down, and (2) this bass has a very long neck, and the string ends come nowhere near my head when playing. If I start playing bass with my band, of course, the chance of a you-could-put-an-eye-out incident will increase, and I'll tame the headstock!
Dec
17
comment String buzz on bass guitar
The string height actually needs to be higher on the E string, oddly enough. Hence the zip tie under the string, it pushes the string up a hair. (It affects the tone a little as well, so this is only a temporary solution. I think replacing the nut will do the job int he end.)
Dec
17
revised When decreasing string gauge on a bass guitar, will I need to adjust the truss rod?
Clarified question
Dec
17
comment When decreasing string gauge on a bass guitar, will I need to adjust the truss rod?
And also, this is helpful, but doesn't answer my question: Are adjustments beyond setting the action and intonation generally needed when making these string swaps? (That's my fault, I think my question needs to be clearer. Have edited the question.)
Dec
17
comment When decreasing string gauge on a bass guitar, will I need to adjust the truss rod?
@JürgenA.Erhard - Seriously, I'm primarily a guitar player, and to me, a bass is just another kind of guitar, even if a very specialized one. But that's just me, yes? :-)
Dec
17
comment When decreasing string gauge on a bass guitar, will I need to adjust the truss rod?
@JürgenA.Erhard - If this were still a guitar-only site, I'd agree with you. But... look, GIANT PICTURES OF A BASS GUITAR. :)
Dec
17
revised Vertical wall mount / Holding a guitar by the neck
added 10 characters in body
Dec
17
comment When decreasing string gauge on a bass guitar, will I need to adjust the truss rod?
Belatedly, I re-sighted the neck and it's slightly bowed and twisted (the octave fret is further away from the E string than the G string). So a truss-rod adjustment is almost certainly going to be in order, but I'd still like to know the answer to this for general knowledge.
Dec
17
comment When decreasing string gauge on a bass guitar, will I need to adjust the truss rod?
I used to play roundwounds and loved the sound, but flatwounds are kinder on my fingertips. If I could find what used to be called "groundwounds", I'd try those.
Dec
17
comment String buzz on bass guitar
Updated with a picture of the temporary fix. (I need to either replace the nut or level off the nut slot, I think.) And, for the bass-curious, here's another question about the same guitar: What does a setup entail on a bass guitar when increasing string gauge?
Dec
17
asked When decreasing string gauge on a bass guitar, will I need to adjust the truss rod?