How high should the strings be from the fret board

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Brian Stefan, Oct 10, 2003.

  1. Brian Stefan

    Brian Stefan Guest

    Sep 22, 2003
    Wall, NJ
    I got a new bass and the strings seem a little high. Granted it is my first and i have no idea how low or high the strings should be. Do you like them close or far, and does it make a difference
  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
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  3. It is two things... Personal preference.... and making sure it is close to this personal liking but so it doesnt create fret buzz.

    I will edit your title to this thread to include the word "high"

    as in "how high should the strings be from the fretboard"


  4. Stephen Soto

    Stephen Soto

    Oct 12, 2003
    Yeah man... It's all about your personal preference and getting rid of all of the fret buzz if you can...
    Peronally, I think the amazing thing about my bass is that the strings are really low actually, but there is no fret buzz, and it is perfect for me ;);).
    Have fun with your inotation...
  5. Brian, basically it's style of music and playing preferance.

    I like my strings as low as possible but I have a light, even touch so I can set up my basses to accomadate my style.

  6. Gander


    Jun 5, 2002
    Treena, Where do you get all those little smilies?
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    Cologne, Germany
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