Sorry to hear the news. The first thing I'll tell you is to be sure your fingerboard is perfect. Scoop should be about 2.5mm on the E and 1.5 on the G for pizz using an average pull. You don't want ANY imperfections. Sighting down the board can reveal problems that won't show up with a short straightedge and light. I've experimented with the nut and don't see much advantage to having the grooves super low. Although it reduces the effort to stop the string, getting them too low can feel like there's no cushion. I shoot for string heights of a business card or so on the G increasing to two business cards or so on the E. I've learned some people like them even higher. That said, be sure the bass is setup well with a good fitting bridge and soundpost. I wouldn't mess with the tailpiece or endpin; might help, might not.
You forget sometimes that you are playing music, not just playing jazz. ....Charlie Haden
Last edited by Greg Clinkingbeard : 10-26-2013 at 07:44 PM.