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Jaco's Bass of Doom saddle position

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gunga Din, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. Gunga Din

    Gunga Din

    Jun 22, 2018
    I can't believe I've never noticed this before but look how forward those saddles are, particularly the G string saddle. That would indicate a bridge-plate move, otherwise the intonation would be out.

    Any thoughts?
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  2. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    Normal. Almost the same on my ‘72 Jazz.

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  3. Gunga Din

    Gunga Din

    Jun 22, 2018
  4. Callused Finger

    Callused Finger

    Feb 22, 2007
    New York
    Doesn’t matter as much on a fretless? Lol
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  5. Garret Graves

    Garret Graves website- ggbassplayer.com Gold Supporting Member

    May 20, 2010
    Arcadia, Ca
    Being fretless, there is room for intonation placement at your own desire. A fretted neck needs a particular saddle position for a given string to be properly intonated. But with fretless, you can place the saddle in such a spot that intonation lands behind the line, on top of the line, ahead of the line- whereever
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  6. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    his ax, his setup. who doesn't have their own 'favorite way' of setting up an ax for playing --- especially fretlesses?

    fretless setup, in any order:
    - adjust neck
    - adjust ears
    - adjust nut
    - adjust ears
    - adjust bridge
    - adjust ears

    repeat to complete. :D

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  7. Gunga Din

    Gunga Din

    Jun 22, 2018
    You're clever. I'll remember that.:D;);)
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  8. bassdog


    May 23, 2005
    Atlanta, Ga
    it's interesting that different basses setup differently in terms of intonation. don't know why
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