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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by adamerom, Jun 10, 2019 at 4:21 PM.
The first image is 12 fret and the third 7
It looks rather high to me. That's how I set my basses for tough rock.
I got the munchies after looking at those pics.
Looks to be on the high side to me, though sometimes a mm or two, which can make a difference, can be hard to see.
I'd say a bit high, too. Playable though. The comment about tough rock is spot on. I have a higher action on one bass for heavy hitting and a much lower action for jazz - but try to play rock on that one and it buzzes on every loud note!
my bass is a jazz and it buzzes a lot in the 4 string idk why, luthier did his job but idk (sorry for bad english)
Looks high. What are the measurements??
i dont have nothing to mesure
No problem. Take the strings down until they buzz, then take them up until they stop buzzing. If that's too high you need to adjust the truss rod or get the frets levelled, or both.
I have a low action problem. I think I need to adjust my truss rod. I am a beginner and I would like to do it myself. How do I go about this?
I don't know. I take my basses to a guy who does a great job for me. . . much better than I could do.
Here ya go!!
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Once you get a hang of setting up your bass it becomes easy.
Maybe not this high...but high.
Janek Gwizdala, Damian Erskine, John Patitucci and James Jamerson might suggest you raise it.
Play the hell out of that bass.
Setting neck relief to spec using truss rod is always step 1.
Adjust bridge for desired height is the last step of a setup.
The action at the 12th looks a tad high but at the 7th it looks playable. I’d like it a bit lower if it were mine. What type of music do you mainly play?
action is like spicy or salty, very much a person taste thing.
that's really high and unacceptable (for me), might be perfect or not high enough for others
You can go by eyeballs or feel, but a quick trip to Harbor Freight and about $10 and you can get a set of feeler gauges and a small ruler. That's pretty much all you need to get it set up outside of the right size hex wrenches. It isn't hard to do, though if you have to file the nut I might leave that to a luthier. Everything else is pretty easy.
Watch all of this series for setting up a bass. Super helpful.