how high do you like your action

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by JustOpenYourMind, Jan 8, 2002.

how do you like your action

Poll closed Jan 17, 2008.
  1. high

    38 vote(s)
  2. medium

    103 vote(s)
  3. low

    228 vote(s)
  1. how do you like your action and how high is it.

    mine is 3/32 e string
    descending to1/16 g string
  2. I set mine fairly medium, I like it low though because I like to slap and pop the strings but when playing with a band I find it pretty hard to apply. So I keep the action medium to avoid fretnoise and retain clarity...
  3. I'm a pretty hard stringpuller.. so my strings are way up in the air.. learning to improve my tech's.. so they will drop on the way
  4. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Beamsville, ON, Canada
    I voted medium but it's more like med-low
  5. Paul A

    Paul A

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hertfordshire U.K!
    Oh ....... 'bout five feet eight in heels .........:D
  6. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
    Woodland Hills, CA
    medium. Perhaps low when my technique improves.
  7. hujo


    Apr 18, 2001
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I like it as low as i can get it - i like to play fast! Though, with the fretjob on my bass being what it is, it's really not that low, unfortunately.
  8. Mine varies. I usually set my B string up pretty high so I can whack away on it. Overall, it's medium. I just recently lowered them all, and have been going with a lighter touch. Ugh, I don't know how to really explain it I guess...never mind. Doh.
  9. I'm not sure of my measurements or anything but I voted high even though mine are more around medium right now but I have a tendency to play really hard when I play live and havn't gotten around to raising them yet...I've gotta concentrate more on my technique when I play live I guess.
  10. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    i dont know the measures too but im pretty sure is HIGH :)
  11. frankencow150

    frankencow150 Guest

    Oct 17, 2001
    i have low action, see my sig.i hate high action.someone tell me what is the purpose of high action?
  12. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I like it as low as possible without any extraneous buzzing, but because I detune to Drop C and Open A, it ends up being about Medium/High...
  13. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    I had mine VERY high. But I am bringing it down based on the style of music I'm starting to play.
  14. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    It´s pretty low on my Yamaha but high on my Godin (my 5 string).
  15. I have mine as low as it will go, without buzz or scraping my pickups. Once you get used to the low you wont go back. I can practice for hours with no soreness. It's also great for slapping.;)
  16. uglybassplayer


    Aug 24, 2001
    New Jersey
    QCPunkrock, what are you trying to do... resurrect a flame war like the dreaded "Gripmaster" thread? :D :D :D
  17. No i'm not but it could be fun (insert a devil face here)

    I just recently raised my action it must run at about 4 or 5 /32 on E because I find myself playing more and more with a pick (insert another satanical face here)

    I was just wandering who do you think has the highest action on the board
    add measurement please
  18. downstairs


    May 13, 2001
    Pasadena, MD
    i donno how low exactly, but i had this guy set it up and he said he set it up with low action, and it plays awesome, so i like it.
  19. My action is as low as it can go without fretbuzz, so I've got it pretty low. I have to raise my A slightly though because I'm getting too much buzz.
  20. I like mine as low as possible.... need a better bass to get it lower... and my attack is a bit strong for super low action....