How do I lower the action?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by 311 fan, Nov 7, 2000.

  1. 311 fan

    311 fan

    Sep 24, 2000
    La Verne, CA
    I have a GSR 200 JB and I really love it. But the action is really high. That means the strings are to high off the neck. Its really slowing down my playing. Can you list all suggestions please?
  2. Acacia


    Apr 26, 2000
    Austin, TX
    take it to a professional and get him/her to "set it up" for you.
  3. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    There are also two things you can do yourself. If you're not comfortable, take the bass to a qualified repair person. It's easy to screw up the bass forever if done improperly.

    But, the two things you can do are to adjust the truss rod. There are discussions in the "Setup" threads on how to do this.

    The other thing you can do is to lower the strings at the bridge.

    Both of these may affect the intonation, so if you have a tuner, make sure you check the intonation when you're done.

    Have fun playing!
  4. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Moved to "setup"

    Will C.:cool: