Lower Action

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by salsjag, Feb 22, 2004.

  1. Fender '62 Reissue Jazz Bass

    I have a '62 RI J Bass and would like to lower the action on my bass. I have straightened the neck via the truss rod as much as I can and have lowered the strings as low as possible without getting fret buzz. I feel the action is still too high compared to my '69 my P Bass other J basses I've played. Can you give me any suggestions on what I may be able to do? I heard one solution might be to place a shim between the body & neck. If this is an option can you provide any help on how to do this and what I might use as a shim?

    Thank you