Old Rick side-to-side adjustment

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by mrmoore, Oct 8, 2005.

  1. mrmoore


    Jul 19, 2005
    My old 4001 (I bought it new in '77, I think) is still dead-on in intonation, and play great, but the G string is a little closer to the outside edge of the neck than the E string. Is this an indication of a slight twist in the neck? The neck has never been adjusted.

    Thanks, Mark
  2. jojo99


    Oct 18, 2005
  3. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    I actually like a little more edge clearance on the bottom string. Bigger amplitude vibrations and lower tension both suggest this is not a bad thing as long as the difference isn't huge. If the bass feels good to play and the string spacing isn't bothering you I wouldn't worry about it.