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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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revised Tool to help “read” sheet music
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revised What electric guitar strings are the most rust-resistant?
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Dec
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revised Tool to adjust truss rod on a bass guitar
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Dec
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comment When decreasing string gauge on a bass guitar, will I need to adjust the truss rod?
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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?
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Dec
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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?
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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
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revised When decreasing string gauge on a bass guitar, will I need to adjust the truss rod?
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Dec
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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
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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? :-)