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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
    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.
  4. Jo6Pak


    May 2, 2007
  5. DeanT

    DeanT Send 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. what they said.

  8. seansbrew


    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. 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. 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.

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