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Strings on bridge getting progressively lower...

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by PinkFloyd76767, Apr 24, 2004.

  1. Hello everyone,

    I was just comparing action with my friend and I noticed that all the strings on my bass have progressively lower action the higher up on the strings I go. For example my low E (all on the 20th fret) is about 1/8 and a 1/2 inch, the A is at about an 1/8th inch, the D is about 1/16 and a 1/2 inch, and the G is about 1/16th of an inch.

    Is this uncommon or should I change it? I think I've always had it this way. Could this possibly hurt my playing in some way?

  2. In a word: Feel! How does it feel for you when you play it? Myself I like my strings to be fairly level in relation to one another, a low action and a fast neck. Mainly, this whole setup thing, beyond a few necessary parameters, is all about preference. If you feel like your fingers are "tripping" over themselves as you pluck and pop...maybe you need to consider re-aligning. If it feels good...I wouldnt change a thing!