What is action?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by LiL BaSS DuDe, Nov 23, 2001.

  1. LiL BaSS DuDe

    LiL BaSS DuDe Guest

    May 15, 2001
    Noo! Again! lol

    Hey guys, I need someone that could explain what the differences between lowend action and a highend action and how I can try these out.

    Thanx again ;)

    {edit} Just switched the "and" and "a" to make sense. :p Merls
  2. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Lil Dude

    Action refers to the relative height of the strings, or how far off the fingerboard the strings are. Too high and the bass won't play easy, not high enough and the strings will buzz and rattle.

    Action is a very personal thing. I like mine pretty low, but not so low that I can't dig in when I want to. Others like a higher action saying that you get a bigger dynamic range (bigger difference between loud and soft) with higher action.
  3. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    What is action?Its something Im not getting alot of lately:D
  4. LiL BaSS DuDe

    LiL BaSS DuDe Guest

    May 15, 2001
    Awwwwhh poor Mike. :p

    Thanks for that merl, Pacman ;)
  5. you beat me to it;)