For any of our newer folks out there, if you are starting to wonder why your bass plays a bit weirder lately, or you are getting more fret buzz than normal (or feel like your strings are higher than normal for our south of the equator folks) - it’s normal.
I thought I would add a post here just to remind folks that especially in the spring and autum, your neck will start to adapt to the less (autumn) or more (spring) humid conditions.
If it is feeling different, just give your truss rod a nudge…
Flatter - tighter
More curved - loosen
I remember this by the phase 'Flat Tight".
I haven’t been home for a few weeks and picked up my blue Aerodyne PJ and instantly heard buzzing around fret 7 of the E, which always tells me my neck is too straight. A quick loosening of the truss rod and back in business.
Generally does not take much, and you may need to make a few adjustments over the coming weeks. Even if you have a room with a humidifier/dehumidifier, this will still occur.
My 1005 has a slight buzz, and I found something to complain about. The truss cover won’t pivot far enough for me to get a wrench in. It’s not a problem wit the 204, but the G strings peg is in the way on the 5 string. I’ll have to remove it entirely. Shame, didn’t get a setup today as a result