Question by Alastair: How can I keep my bass guitar’s E string from touching the neck when I restring it?
I’m restringing my bass guitar, and the low E is wound up tightly. The only problem is, however, that the string makes a harsh, robotic buzzing noise. It’s not good tone, and I realize now that it does this because it’s making contact with the frets on the upper part of the neck. Is it wound too tight? Can I adjust the height of the string? Do I need to? Help.
Answer by daveydiablo69
It’s not the string. This is called low-action. It’s when the bridge is set low and the string are touching the frets. You can just set the bridge a bit higher, this should fix it. If you’re unsure about messing with your guitar, just take it to a shop and they should raise it for you free of charge. Hopes this helps [:
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