View Full Version : so i got my bass and im pissed
04-07-2004, 02:38 AM
it smells like smoke
i think the neck might be messed up
the pickguard has different colored screws in it and it's like ahhh!
but the top pick up is like indented or something
like the whole half of the pickup is slanted
what should i do? should i mess around with the screw or what?
tom peed or david or someone smart help me out
04-07-2004, 02:49 AM
yeah, that's the problem with buying stuff off eBay
anyway, I wouldn't touch the neck or the pickup. if the neck is messed up, then the truss rod probably needs adjusting, which you shouldn't do unless you know what you're doing cos you'll more than likely break the neck.
I would take it to a guitar repairer and ask them to do it (ask a local guitar store if they know any in the area, or look in the phone book) . A truss rod adjustment should cost hardly anything at all. Ask them about the pickup and see if they can change the screws while they're at it as well.
04-07-2004, 03:04 AM
do you think GuitarCenter would adjust it?
(maybe they dont have that in england..)
but maybe i can look around
oh - and how can i get the smell off? spray it with lysol or something?
04-07-2004, 03:32 AM
we don't have GuitarCentre over here, but if it's a good guitar store then they should have a guitar repairer in store, or at least have someone who properly sets up all their guitars. if not, just ask them if they know of anyone who could do it for you.
as for the smell, try polishing it with normal furniture polish. it might help disguise the smell. anything else could damage the finish. the smell should go away by itself in a while anyway.
04-07-2004, 09:57 AM
I bought a used acoustic guitar three years ago, and the case smells like smoke to this day. :lol:
Anyway, I was going to recommend adjusting the truss rod and pickup height, but I guess that is something better left in the hands of professionals (I used to work in a music store, so I have no problem with doing things like that, especially in Fender basses, those are easy!). I'd have to go look at my bass to tell you exactly what you'd have to do if you find out that you can't get it done in a store, or if it's too expensive, but uh... I don't feel like it right now. :P
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