Good brand Strings for 5 (E A D G C low action) and string height issue

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by matius88, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. matius88


    Jun 25, 2012
    i want to make my 5 strings go from B E A D G to E A D G C, and i will appreciate if you could bring me some brand names, because i dont know anything about low action strings!!.

    the second doubt i have is that i read on fender setup guide this:
    Neck Radius String Height Bass Side Treble Side
    7.25" 7/64" (2.8 mm) 6/64" (2.4 mm)*
    9.5" to 12"* 6/64" (2.4 mm)* 5/64" (2 mm)*
    15" to 17" 6/64" (2.4 mm) 5/64" (2 mm)

    What is Bass side and trebble side?.
    i suppose that is E string (2.4mm) and G string(2mm) but what about the middle strings? A, D? (how much height?)(they should be higher? or lower on height?)

    And what about on 5 strings? should i suppose that th
    e B string is the bass side? (same problem on E A and D middle strings), if you can clarify this it will be really helpfull.

    thanks for all!
  2. matius88


    Jun 25, 2012
    no one?
  3. curbowkid

    curbowkid Guest

    Jun 27, 2011
    Brooklyn, New York
  4. Ian_Flash


    Jan 17, 2013
    OK, I got your back. Bass side is low E (or B) Treble is G (or C). Also, do you know what the Radius of your fretboard is? That would help in getting you to a comfortable setup.
  5. Ian_Flash


    Jan 17, 2013
    Also, Fodera does make probably the best 5 String E-C set. A little more info on your bass and I can get you a good setup.
  6. George Himmel

    George Himmel

    May 16, 2009
    Boston, kid!
    Former Manager, Bass San Diego
    Third for Fodera.

    On the string height, just get the E string at about 2.4 mm and the G at 2.0mm, then make the A and D strings between those two. You want the lightest gauge string to be the lowest, then increase to the heaviest. In General, when setting the height of a B string, I'll set it up an extra little bit higher than the E just due to the extra elliptical travel a heavy string like that is going to take.
  7. matius88


    Jun 25, 2012
    the radius is 9.5'' so i have to put for example:
    E string 2.4 and a string 2.3 d string 2.2 and g string 2.1? or should i make other conf?
  8. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Inactive Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains:
    Fodera does have a lot of pre packaged high c sets available.

    However you get even more options by getting a four string set plus single high c you have a lot more options.
  9. Ian_Flash


    Jan 17, 2013
    Radius is a secondary issue, as long as the strings rise evenly as you set them from high to low - this is so that the rise FOLLOWS the curve of the board. In you example, with a +.1 increase, the G should be set at 2.1. My only question: from what point on the neck (which fret) are you measuring?
  10. Ian_Flash


    Jan 17, 2013
    saxmachine's method will work too... that's kind of how I do it. Pick the desired height of your first and last string, then gradually set the others in between. This makes it easier regardless of whether it's a 4/5/6 etc. It will automatically follow any radius. I set my height based on the distance from the bottom of the string to the top of the LAST fret (since all my basses are 24 frets), but you can measure from the 12th fret (or any) as long as you're comfortable with the height and you don't get any buzz from string excursion.