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Action on the G string way too high

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by IvanBassist, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. IvanBassist

    IvanBassist Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Münster, Germany
    Endorsing Artist: Mesa Boogie, Tech 21, G&L
    I recently bought a Skyline 44-64 Custom and the bass sounds fantastic, however I’ve run into a problem while setting it up.

    The G string feels way more stiff than all the other strings and I can’t get it low enough. I’ve tried lowering the saddle to the lowest setting, different kinds/brands of strings, but I can’t solve the problem. The only thing that made it a bit better was to use a .40 gauge string, but the bass sounds imbalanced with a thinner string compared to the rest.

    It would be a pity having to return the bass, because its got a great sound.

    I hope you can help me out.

  2. vin97


    Mar 7, 2016
    Can you post a picture of your bridge saddle bottomed out?
    Maybe there is some material that can be removed to get it lower.
  3. Lownote38


    Aug 8, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    Shim the neck. A bass as expensive as that one shouldn't have to have that, though. For that price, it should be taken care of at the factory.
  4. Bodeanly


    Mar 20, 2015
    Does the nut need to be filed at all?
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