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setting up string height with S-tek bridge

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by midnight, Dec 15, 2002.

  1. Got a Schector Stilleto 5 string with s-tek bridge. I've got the bridge for each string bottomed out and still have .175" (4.4mm) string height from fret to string, which is more than my fender jazz bass. I would like to drop the action down more. Seems the only way to do this is to remove the strings, pop out the height adjustment block and file some of the bottom off each one. I've got no problem doing this, but just thought I'd check and see if anyone's found an easier way.

    Perhaps along the same line, what is fret to string height on a bass with fairly low action?
  2. I don't think it would be necessary to file down anything. Is it a bolt on neck? Try sticking a cut out peice of an aluminum can in the neck pocket, that may help.

    The neck isn't bowed is it? A truss rod adjustment should fix that.