Hi there - Is there an ideal angle for a bass's neck? Obviously neck angle and bridge height relate to each other, so I'm also asking if there is an ideal bridge height. Usually you just adjust the height of the bridge to fit the neck (since resetting the neck is a major job), but I need to reset the neck, so I thought it worth asking (since a lot of you know a lot more than me). If the neck angle is too shallow, then the bridge height is too low, meaning that there will be less downward force applied by the strings to the bridge. And if the reverse is true, then the break angle of the strings over the bridge will be too acute. Is there any 'official' range of bridge heights that is considered to be ideal? I'm working on repairing an old bass that has been officially condemned by the local luthier - it's a mid-20th century German student-level bass that needs repairs that are far more expensive than the bass is worth. The neck angle is currently too shallow - the action is too high even though the bridge has been filed way down. My plan is to remove the neck and re-fit it as a removable neck, held in with bolts, and shim it to get a perfect angle. I've never done any repairs on a bass before, but I've worked on other instruments, and, as I say, this bass has been pronounced to be firewood, so I can't make things worse.