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Standard places to take measurements

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by Bob Rogers, Aug 20, 2005.

  1. Bob Rogers

    Bob Rogers Left is Right

    Feb 26, 2005
    Blacksburg, Virginia
    Just got my first DB yesterday. I'm going to take some measurements today so I can keep track of any changes and get it back to its current position if I adjust string height, etc. I'm assuming you measure height at the nut and relief using feeler guages the same way you do with electric bass. Is there a standard place to measure string height? End of the fingerboard?
  2. trocadero


    Jun 12, 2005
    Gamleby, Sweden
    when you say "string height", it usually means at the end of the fingerboard. The distance between the fingerboard and the string. Measure on both the E and the G-string side.