Pickup and String height on 4 and 5 strings.

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by matius88, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. matius88


    Jun 25, 2012
    How are you!, im having a lot of doubt about some lessons with a luthier.

    The first problem i have is:
    i adjust the string height so on fret 1 i have 2.5 mm and on fret 12 i have 3.5mm (on the E and G String), when i did this on my warwick there was no problem with this setup but when i tried it on a SX precision i notice that there is no gap avaliable for me to slap..
    so i start doubting the lessons that im having, because i dont think the height that the luthier say to me that is fine, is a "standard" height for a calibration, with this doubt i checked the string height on the fender setup guide and i notice this:

    Neck Radius String Height Bass Side Treble Side
    7.25" 7/64" (2.8 mm) 6/64" (2.4 mm)*
    9.5" to 12"* 6/64" (2.4 mm)* 5/64" (2 mm)*
    15" to 17" 6/64" (2.4 mm) 5/64" (2 mm)

    i suppose that E string is the Bass side and g the treble side, but my doubt is about the strings A and D how should i put them?, what about for example a 5 strings,should i suppose B string is "Bass side" what about the middle E A D?.

    the second doubt i have is from the pickups the same problem as before, i checked and it says:

    Vintage style 8/64" (3.6 mm) 6/64" (2.4 mm)
    Noiseless™ Series 8/64" (3.6 mm) 6/64" (2.4 mm)
    Standard "J" or "P" 7/64" (2.8 mm) 5/64" (2 mm)
    Special Design Humbuckers 7/64" (2.8 mm) 5/64" (2 mm)

    should i put the screw of e string on more distance than the g string?

    thanks for all!
  2. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    Learn to adjust strings and pups for best sound for you or the player. Everything else is a waste of time and effort imo. Action adjustment is for playability preferences but also has an affect on sound. Personal preferences are more important then any factory stock specs.