how should i measure the distance from string to string? dont you measure from the center of each string to the next??? if so i come in right under the line @16mm im looking to buy a new bridge for my 5 string and looking at the Schaller 496 at warmoth.com... it says it has adjustable spacing from 15.8mm - 17mm string pitch...(that means spacing right???) thanks a lot you peeps... you have been really helpful in my quest of ultimate bass know it all....... to bad that when i go to sleep i forget it all!!!