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help needed... newbie here!!!

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by chrisknoll, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. chrisknoll


    Feb 12, 2009
    Houston, TX
    OK so i got this fender Reggie Hamilton jazz bass 4 string made in Mexico as a present for my b-day and one of my friends told me that the strings looked kind of far from the fretboard and I wanted to find out what should be the standard measure because according to me its a little less than 1/8 of an inch. I just want to hear it from experienced people... thanks :help:
  2. Johnny StingRay

    Johnny StingRay

    Nov 24, 2006
    Even though you don't own a Music Man StingRay, I think their recommendation for string height is a very comfortable setting. They set their basses up so the string height is 3/32 inches from the top of the 12th fret to the bottom of each of the strings. That would be 1/32 inch less than 1/8 inch. Fender's website has a step by step procedure to set up your bass. It explains it quite well.
    Good luck.
  3. chrisknoll


    Feb 12, 2009
    Houston, TX
    ohh ok thanks.... ill check that out before posting anything else in here...

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