Favourite YouTube setup tutorial?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by serch777, Jun 17, 2020.

  1. serch777


    May 25, 2020
    Durham, UK
    Hi guys and gals,

    I see there's a ton of video tutorials on how to setup your bass. I always take my guitars to the same tech, but the lockdown makes it impossible at the moment. I just got an Ibanez SR505 that suffers from very high action, so I was wondering which is the best setup tutorial you've seen on YouTube. Any recommendations?

  2. Gilmourisgod


    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA

    Four part series, do them all in sequence, and you will have a well set up bass. Start with his numbers for relief and string height, you may be able to tweak lower/flatter depending on how well your frets are dressed.
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  3. Scoops

    Scoops Why do we use base 10 when we only have 8 fingers Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2013
    Sugar Creek, Wisc
    This guy on setting intonation.

    It's the way I learned it decades ago from the local luthier
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  4. funkinbottom

    funkinbottom Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    Northern CA.
    Yeah, These Carruthers vids are excellent set up tutorials.
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  5. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY

    Yeah he’s got all the moves. Some of his commentary doesn’t give clear explanation, but not much

    I also like Carl
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