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How do you raise your strings?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by JWC, Oct 12, 2000.


  1. JWC

    JWC Banned

    Oct 4, 2000
    How?
     
  2. The easiest way is by raising the bridge saddles with a small allen wrench. You can also raise the action by tweaking the truss rod but I don't know how to do that.
     
  3. JWC

    JWC Banned

    Oct 4, 2000
    turning them to the right? or left? and how much of a turn to be safe? my strings are lower than the average bassist uses, and I want the action higher.
     
  4. phil_chew

    phil_chew

    Mar 22, 2000
    Asia
    If you are raising the string height by raising the bridge saddle with a small allen wrench, there is no danger of damaging the neck (unlike turning the truss rod). Anyway, I believe turning clockwise makes it higher. You can tell by the string tuning. Raising a string higher will make the note sharper.

    If you want to do a truss rod adjustment for more relief so that the action is higher, a half turn counter clockwise should be sufficient.
     
  5. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Moved to Setup...

    Will C.:cool:
     
  6. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I have now learned one of the hermetic secrets of the URB - you must treat your strings as you would your babies. ;)

    Although , maybe Ed's approach is a bit "fundamentalist" for me!
     
  7. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Hmmm.........;)