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Help with setting up my bass

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by ikickuintheballs, May 15, 2001.


  1. I just adjusted the height of my strings on my warwick b/c they were a little high for my likings. Do I have to adjust the truss rod. I think I would b/c when I re-tuned the bass, the strings were all down flat almost a half step. Well, I have no clue. Any help would be nice. Thanks!
     
  2. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    You shouldn't. If you retune the strings to pitch and they don't rattle, don't worry about it. They were flat because you lowered the tension on the strings.
     
  3. alright thanks.

    When do I readjust my truss rod?
     
  4. Adjust your truss rod when you can't adjust the action with the bridge saddles alone. Like when you get fretbuzz at one end of the board and not the other.

    Heavier/Lighter guages of strings may require a truss rod adjustment.

    As might severe temperature changes or humidiy changes (like, if you live in canada).

    FF
     
  5. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Moved to Setup.

    Will C.:cool: