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Setting up my Vintage mod 70s jb

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Torkk, Jan 16, 2014.


  1. Torkk

    Torkk

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    I just picked her up new today. Checking the setup, the strings where kinda high so I adjusted the truss and then action then went for intonation. Well, My E kept coming out flat on the 12th, I have the saddle even with the G while the other 2 are further back. Would that be normal?

    I haven't changed out the strings yet either.

    Is there a good setup guide for the Squier Jazz bass out there?
     
  2. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

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    The stickies on the forum have setup guides - there's nothing specific to the Jazz, it's as generic a bass as one could ask for. You might have a bad string, but that's less likely than a simple need for more setup work.
     
  3. 96tbird

    96tbird This Indian movie is really boring man.

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    Witness points. Move the E saddle back a quarter inch. behind the A. Press the string down on both sides of the saddle to remove string arc and make a clean break point. Check intonation. Adjust as needed. Every time you move the saddle do this.
     
  4. pfox14

    pfox14

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    How are you checking the intonation? If the fretted note at the 12th fret is flat compared to the harmonic, move that saddle closer to the neck.
     
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  6. Torkk

    Torkk

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    I bought new DR Lowrider stings today. Sounds good, but my E's saddle is still up there even with my G 34 inches from the nut A and D are a tad back from there. Intonation sounds ok on E now, and I went by the open string and the 12th harmonic against the 12th fret for the intonation.
     

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