If you have enough clearance near the nut that lowering the bridge and strings farther is practical, I'd be tempted to remove the bridge, tape some sandpaper onto a curved surface that's similar to the curve of the body, then sand off some of the depth on the bridge base. You can always raise the thumbwheels...but if the base were thinner, you could get the bridge lower.
The cost of the bass is not relevant, even though some might be snobby and say you can't expect much from any low-cost bass. All that's needed is some luthier skills....and a piece of sandpaper.
"The best way to tell a lie is to tell the right amount of the truth, and then shut up." Robert A. Heinlein
Last edited by Pilgrim : 11-08-2013 at 08:12 PM.