It is currently Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:00 am

All times are UTC - 7 hours



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Not enough down pressure
PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:14 pm 
Offline
Hobbyist
Hobbyist
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:24 pm
Posts: 18
i bought a fender jaguar modern player bass with maple fret board a last year. it gives off this terrible thunking noise. so i took it in to the shop and they said this isn't enough down pressure on the strings meaning the stings aren't going down far enough on the headstock when i noticed that the headstock is too straight, compared to something like my peavy. is there anyway to fix this other than a ziptie? :?:

_________________
RUSH


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not enough down pressure
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:12 pm 
Offline
Rock Star
Rock Star
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:12 pm
Posts: 5871
Location: Albemarle, NC
All traditional Fender inline headstocks are straight. A few Fender Japan 2+2 headstocks were angled, but the inline headstocks are straight.

Make sure when setting up new strings that you don't cut them too short. You need to allow about 3 windings all the way around the machine head string peg to generate the pressure on the E and A strings. 2 trips around the peg are enough for the D & G because of the string "tree" retainer.

Like this:

Image

Setting strings up like this I have gotten enough of an angle on every Fender Bass I ever used.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not enough down pressure
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:15 pm 
Offline
Rock Star
Rock Star
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:12 pm
Posts: 5871
Location: Albemarle, NC
One more thought. You can also get into problems like this when the nut slots are cut too big or too small for the gauge strings you are trying to use.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 7 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group