adjusting action on a warwick - question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by erikwhitton, Dec 11, 2002.

  1. erikwhitton

    erikwhitton Guest

    Sep 20, 2002
    Portland, ME USA
    hey - i recently bought my first warwick - i would like to lower the action.

    since it has the adjustable nut - i just want to know how i should go about this.

    should i lower the bridge first, all the way down as low as i like it - and then lower the nut????

    or start at the nut???

    I have no idea. if someone could give me a quick response to get me going i'd appreciate it...

  2. neptoon


    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    gary willis' site has a really good guide for adjusting action...go here the rule of thumb, no pun intended ;) , that i use for adjusting the nut is to press down at the third fret, and the strings should _just_ clear the frets between the third fret and the nut. maybe the width of a business card between the strings...i use a feeler guage. it doesn't matter which side you do because you isolate one side from the other. you may also have to adjust the relief (also on willis' site) in order to get the action you want. have fun...