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Lowering the Action

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by darkfish01, May 16, 2005.

  1. darkfish01


    Feb 11, 2005
    San Marcos, Tx
    Hello all. I've noticed through the playing of my new bass that the A and D strings are noticeably quieter than the other strings. At first I thought this was because of the pickups, but after looking at the bridge, the strings look slightly higher up than the others, creating something like an arc. I'd like to adjust the height, but how do I go about doing this? I would imagine it would require adjusting the bridge, but how?
  2. Ostinato

    Ostinato Guest

    Feb 7, 2005
    Toronto ON
    Get yourself a steel rule that measures in 64ths to be more accurate. And if you're using passive pickups, they should be tilted slightly towards the high strings, so that the poles are closer to the G string than the E string, ie. if you depress the last fret and take a measurement from pole to bottom of E string it would be 1/8", and for G it should be 3/32".
  3. jja412

    jja412 Fine gear enthusiast

    Feb 2, 2004
    St. Louis
    This would help a lot: