Please help me get my action lower

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by DeepThought, Apr 23, 2002.

  1. DeepThought


    Dec 31, 2000
    Here's the scenario: I have a Fender Jazz 5-string. The relief is to the factory specs and the bridge saddles are really low, the G is bottomed out. I'm still trying to get the action lower. It measures about 2/16" at the 12th fret with the string depressed at the 1st fret.

    This is my first 5-string and I'm not really too familiar with their setup as my background is more in guitarland.
  2. bizzaro


    Aug 21, 2000
    If it was bought new, take it back and have them fix it. While 1/8 of an inch isn't unplayable, it is higher than I would like. What is the relief at the 7/9th frets when you hold down the string at the first and last fret? If you have too much relief it will limit your ability to lower your action.