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Post Your String Height Pic

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by 74hc, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. 74hc


    Nov 19, 2015
    Sunny California
    So, I was cruising Youtube for how low/high bassists set their strings to compare against where I like mine. I ran across Janek's setup clip and saw what appeared to me as very high action:


    I believe that's his signature Fodera Imperial MG 5 Elite since there is no ramp. I was surprised at that height because he plays quite a bit of chords and speed notes.

    I don't set my string height using a gauge or other measuring device. I just go by feel and tone. I do have a string height gauge but I only use that the first time I get a bass.

    So here's mine:

    Bass: Kiesel V59K
    Strings: GHS Pressurewound .044 - .058 - .080 - .102 - .128
    Neck Radius - 14"
    Neck Relief - need to measure

    I'm not a slapper, so there is no need for me to go very low. I also prefer tone from higher strings than lower strings as it sounds fuller and more nature to me.

    Post your pics as I would like to see where the range is among TB bassists.
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2017
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