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String Spacing

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by XtromatriX, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. XtromatriX


    Dec 18, 2004
    I have an ibanez 506 six string bass with a string spacing of 16.5mm wich is ok but a bit tight for slap. If I get a bass with a 17mm spacing, will that feel a bit different than the 16.5mm? How much more would a half mm give me as far as actual feel?
  2. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    Id think it would help a lot. Across 6 strings, .5mm will make your neck 3mm wider overall. If I were you though, Id look for an 18mm spacing if you want to see more improvement.

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