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Light for string set for lowest possible action on a Fender Am Std P Bass V? Re

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Da Funky Fish, Feb 10, 2013.


  1. Hi, I recently got a Fender Am Std P Bass V. The luthier can only get my action so low, saying its due to the B string being a .135. The action though is not nearly as low as my Fender Am Std P Bass Deluxe 4 string and he did show me on the B string saddles, that they were maxed. Would I be in much better shape if I got a very light 5 string set or built my own set?
     
  2. Jay2U

    Jay2U Not as bad as he lóòks

    Dec 7, 2010
    22 ft below sea level
    A B-string needs some room to vibrate. A thinner string vibrates with more amplitude, as it's less tight. I don't think that's the way to go. :meh: First of all the bass should be set up with the standard amount of neck relief. From that point action and other settings can be optimized. I play a four string BEAD tuned bass which is set up pretty low, but I do have to be carefull not to smash the 0.130 B-string against the fretboard. I guess that's the compromise which you get for free with B-strings. :p
     

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