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bass action specifics

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by bassuser35, Mar 25, 2004.


  1. bassuser35

    bassuser35

    Mar 25, 2004
    Regardless of whether you use a high or low bass action, is there a standard ratio to measure your strings at (i.e. if the b string is measured a x/xx does each higher string rise or descend a specific fraction) also. What does it mean when you say "my measurement on the 12th fret is..." Sorry to be asking these questions, but I am really confused. If someone can help that would be great.
     
  2. I suggest you look over the setup manuals used for most basses and if you still have questions come back and post specifics, we will be happy to answer to the best of our collective knowledge!

    This will help get you started!

    http://www.mrgearhead.net/faq/basssetup.html

    http://www.garywillis.com/pages/bass/bassmanual/setupmanual.html

    Hope this helps!

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    Treena
     
  3. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    Just curious (been around cats too long :D ), would the setup described in Mr Gearhead be considered low or medium?
     

  4. seanm, in my experience, Medium, but really it's just a starting point because action is subjective to the player.

    I like very low action, so I use that as a starting point, then I adjust everything to my taste!

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    Treena
     
  5. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    Bummer, I considered it low :( Guess I have to work some more on my technique :p