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Adjusting action on acoustic bass?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by ncapone, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. ncapone


    Nov 17, 2010
    I have a Fender Kingman acoustic bass strung with Rotosound 77s, and the string tension is very high. I usually play with a lighter tension. How can I adjust it, or is it a string issue?
  2. bearfoot


    Jan 27, 2005
    Chittenango, NY
    Is a string issue. Assuming you have the lightest set of roto 77 on there, you will probably want a different string.
    I hear the TI flats have easier tension, but haven't used 'em. I prefer flats on a shortscale bass for these reasons
  3. ncapone


    Nov 17, 2010
    Thanks; they are the standard gauge string, so I could consider going lighter. They're my first flats, so I never thought about compensating for that.

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