Is fret buzz an usual thing for Stingray basses?
2 years ago, I bought my very first EBMM instrument which is a Stingray 5 special. I’ve never played on a Stingray before, I was (and still is) playing mostly on a jazz style bass.
I’ve played on different brands (Warwick corvette, Fender jazz, Sandberg California), but this stingray is the first bass I face this “problem” with: No matter what I do, the notes tend to buzz when fretted on the sustain.
I generally set my instrument myself after giving them to pro for years. I’ve learned to set them myself by now. So yes the neck bow is ok, string height is not even low, more like medium/high but no matter what I do with this bass, the strings produce a buzz sound when I let the notes ring, ESPECIALLY on the B string that I have to raise way more than normal otherwise it’s almost unusable.
I decided few months ago to give this bass to a guitar tech who told me that a fret leveling could be useful and that he would set the instrument himself to check the problem.
The instrument came back with frets perfectly leveled, but even with the paid setup, this “problem” was still there.
I’m really disappointed because this is the only bass I own/owned) that tend to produce that much buzz when I let ring a note.
Is that a common thing from Stingray basses? Is there anything that can explain this?
Any help would be welcomed