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String height

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

  1. yambo89


    Feb 11, 2014
    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. 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


    Feb 11, 2014
    It's mainly for jazz playing and its a pre-made bridge. Would have to cut the grooves
  4. 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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