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[SOLVED] Aria CSB-380 - advice (seriously) appreciated!

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Hi all,

Have just picked up an Aria CSB-380 bass and have spotted a few problems, especially one regarding fret buzz. The bass came with what appear to be tapewounds and immediately there was fret buzz that occurred on all frets, as well as buzz created by just playing any of the strings. One of the saddle screws had worn on the e string so I could not adjust it that way, however I was able to raise the action on the e string using an elastic band between the bridge saddle and the string, and did the same on the top nut. This seemed to raise the action but was unsuccessful in eliminating the buzz. I even played around with washers where the neck is attached, however this made the problem worse.

I don't know if it's the bridge action, nut (it did look as though the strings had worn it down), strings or something else and am really stuck on diagnosing and fixing the problem. I have taken the strings off as I have removed the neck a few times. Is there anything I can do or should I take it to the local luthier?

Many thanks and sorry if this has been articulated poorly; am new to bass repair and troubleshooting.

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Put it in the 'Bass Guitars' section and you may have a better response.

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14 hours ago, visog said:

Put it in the 'Bass Guitars' section and you may have a better response.

That would be the wrong section, it's in the right place here as it's a technical question!

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Could possibly be neck relief.  In your shoes I'd take it for a proper set-up as it doesn't sound like you are very confident in tackling 'stuff'.  Shouldn't be too expensive.

 

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Adjusted the truss rod a bit and put some new strings on; problem gone and no buzz. Still gonna take it for a proper setup though.

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24 minutes ago, hooky_lowdown said:

That would be the wrong section, it's in the right place here as it's a technical question!

It was in General Discussion, so I moved it to here.:)

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