Laying out string spacing at nut

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Sean Baumann, Jul 9, 2003.

  1. Sean Baumann

    Sean Baumann Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Livin' in the USA
    I'm at the final stages of my warmoth project, the nut and the BA II grooves. I'll install the nut first. My question is about laying out the string spacing at the nut. The neck I am using is a warmoth jazz bass 4 string neck w/ neck binding. What is the proper way to layout the strings on the nut? Should they be equal distance from center to center, or equal distance from the edge to edge? What is the fender stock spacing for a jazz? Any tips would be helpful. thanks!

    I should also add that I do not have any other 4 strings to compare this against.
  2. pkr2


    Apr 28, 2000
    coastal N.C.
    The majority of basses have the strings laid out with equal spacing from edge to edge.

    I have cut nuts both ways and there is little or no difference in playability. Very little difference in asthetics.

    Hope this helps.