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JB123

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  1. I finally got around to setting up my new bass last night. It took a couple of days to get the necessary tools delivered, and then a couple more days to quarantine them once they arrived. The truss rod adjusting was nowhere near as scary as I had originally thought. My Jazz Bass is a '61 reissue, so it took a long time to get it just right. Take the neck off, adjust, neck back on, tune to pitch, wait a bit, measure, take the neck off, adjust and so on, but I got there. I was able to lower the action to the point that, I can play each note clearly and without buzz when playing gently, but if I dig in I can get that 'growly' tone. The pickup height, intonation and nut height were all good out of the box which was a nice surprise. Thank you all for your advise, it was well received and helpful. I now have a bass that sings.
  2. Awesome, I'll give it a go over the weekend, thanks guys.
  3. Cheers Doctor J & Paddy515. This might sound like a dim question, but to tighten the truss rod I turn it clockwise / to the right? Not something I want to get wrong!
  4. Hi all, I've just gotten my first Fender Jazz Bass (Absolutely love it). The neck feels smooth and lovely to play, but from the 15th fret onwards, the notes fret out / buzz. The neck without strings is straight, and when stung it has a slight forward bow (which is to be expected?). Would you say this is a truss rod issue, or perhaps uneven frets higher up on the board, maybe a shim could help? JB123
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