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String height

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by yambo89, Feb 14, 2014.


  1. yambo89

    yambo89

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    Can someone tell me what I should look for when I'm setting the string height. I'm getting a new adjustable bridge and what should I keep in mind when I'm cutting the grooves. Unfortunately there aren't any luthiers about where I live so would have to do all that by myself.

    Thanks so much
     
  2. KUNGfuSHERIFF

    KUNGfuSHERIFF

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    Upstate NY
    What kind of strings? What kind of playing do you do?

    Is the bridge one of those pre-made adjustable bridges or will you be adding adjusters to the bridge blank yourself?
     
  3. yambo89

    yambo89

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    It's mainly for jazz playing and its a pre-made bridge. Would have to cut the grooves
     
  4. KUNGfuSHERIFF

    KUNGfuSHERIFF

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    You'll have to fit the feet first, which means you'll have to devise a way to keep the feet from spinning. 7-10mm G-E is a common minimum height for jazz playing with steel strings.
     
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