# Dumb Question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pj4553, Aug 23, 2007.

1. ### pj4553

Mar 11, 2007
Can anyone tell me how to find 3/32" and 6/32" on a ruler? Im trying to adjust my string height and cant figure it out

2. ### Flintc

Aug 15, 2006
Alabama
Most rulers are in inches, then half inches, then quarter inches, then 8th inches, then 16th inches (the smallest increments). 3/32 is 1 1/2 of these tiny increments, and 6/32 is 3 of them.

3. ### Scottgun

Jan 24, 2004
South Carolina
You might want to go to an auto parts store and buy a spark-plug gap gauge. It would be easier to measure with I think instead of straining your eyeballs to read a ruler at that division.

May 2, 2007
5. ### DeanTSend lawyers, guns and money...

Get yourself one of these, it'll save you a lot of hassles.

6. ### pj4553

Mar 11, 2007
Ernie ball says that the bottom of my strings should be 3/32" from the top of the 12th fret. does that seem low?

7. ### stedtale

what they said.

Oct 23, 2000
Mesa AZ.

9. ### seansbrew

Oct 23, 2000
Mesa AZ.
I am going to suggest you perform your setup by feel. Setting up an instrument based on what the manufacturer suggests is rarely practical. Set the action, play, adjust, play, tinker, play...you get the idea.

10. ### basskopf

Oct 25, 2006
Lucerne, Switzerland
i think a red c*nt hair measures about 1.5/32 in thickness. put two together, & there you have it.

11. ### pj4553

Mar 11, 2007
LOL ok il go find a few

12. ### stedtale

Wouldn't that be 3/64?

13. ### ggunn

Aug 30, 2006
Austin, TX
He said two of them. 1.5/32 + 1.5/32 = 3/32.