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Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by wishforbass, Nov 24, 2017.
I'm setting up bridge for action ,
I don't know it's high or its just ok ?
I add pics so u can see
Proper action is a matter of playing style and personal preference. So what you have may be OK, or it may be high or low.
Just going by your pics (obviously), the strings look a little high at the bridge end. Can you lower the bridge saddles without getting fret buzz?
How does the first fret feel? Does it take a lot of pressure to fret it?
It looks to my eye like your nut could stand to be filed down a little bit. That will of course lower the overall action.
Because my previous action that was high from beginning of my playing ,it's natrual to Me. It doesn't take much pressure .
Very well, then, perhaps you don't want to touch the nut.
Have you adjusted the truss rod? Try holding your bass up and site down the neck like you are looking along the barrel of the gun.
If you see a lot of curve, then you have latitude to try and tighten the inner rod to make the board flatter. This, too, will make for a flatter action.
The only other element to consider is the bridge. I would look at that last, and lower the saddles as low as they can go without buzz. After that, you move them forward or backward to set the intonation. If the note is flat at the 12th fret octave, move the saddle forward; if the note is sharp, move it back.
And if it all feels good enough to you to begin with, don't bother changing it at all. As said above, there is no "right" or "wrong" setup, provided the bass can be intonated, of course.
It looks high to me. Try to get it down to 2-3mm at the most.
If it feels good to you as it is in the photos, that's all that matters. It's an individual choice, there really is no 'right' answer.
If you want to adjust it, there's lots of how-to's in this part of TB.
The other thing to keep in mind... it's 100% cost free and you can always just go back.
You probably want to get all of them the same distance above the radius of the fret board - It looks like your E is way way higher than your G. Unless you just like it that way. Oops, just looked at your avatar. Make that your B.
For 21 fret bass guitar , I recommend start with .010~.012 neck relief on 12th fret , Action from 2mm on G to 2.4mm on E at 17th fret.
Fine tune it to meet your personal playing style.
After that, adjust the pickup height to balance output volume. Done.
You should be measuring relief around the 6th fret, mid span between the nut and body joint, not the 12th.
Sorry, my bad, it should be fret 7th for 21 fret bass guitar and fret 8th for 24 fret bass guitar.
Way too high for this guy.
Turnaround is correct. "Right" is what makes you happy. What you like may irritate the Bejeezus out of me - but it ain't my bass. Starting with "Factory correct" specs can be a good way to see (and document for future reference) how much up or down from there makes the bass right for you; or, you can just wing it. What ever you choose is perfectly fine. That pickup, though, definitely looks like it needs to come down a little - if it's really as close to the strings as it looks in the picture...