What is the bridge string spacing on your bass(es)?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Chad Michael, Nov 12, 2003.

  1. The reason I'm doing this is because this is an extremely important 'playability' specification to bassists, and something that most manufacturers neglect to include on their websites. Trying to find a specific number for a specific bass is horridly time consuming.

    So, please list:
    # of strings-
    Spacing at bridge-

    I'll start with mine...

    Make- U.S. Tune
    Model- Zi III
    # of strings- 6
    Spacing at bridge- 11/16"(0.695", 17.5 mm)

    Make- MusicYo cheapy 'Tobias'
    Model- Deluxe
    # of strings- 5
    Spacing at bridge- 5/8"(0.625", 16 mm)

  2. Ibanez sr400
    4 string
    20 mm at bridge

    Ibanes BTB405q
    5 String
    19 mm at bridge
  3. Sei bass Flamboyant
    7 string
    17.5mm at the bridge.

    Martin Petersen Sei bass will build whatever spacing you want I have seen some of his basses [which are all custom built to peoples specifications]with spacing from 16mm to 20mm.


  4. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Hohner B2Adb = roughly 18 mm

    Essex fretless P = 19mm.
  5. 43apples

    43apples Guest

    Nov 9, 2003
    Squier P-Bass Special 5: 19 mm at brigde....feels wonderful!

  6. Slater

    Slater Bye Millen! Hello?

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    1 - Fender 5-string
    2 - Fender 4-strings
    1 - Reverend 4-string

    All 3/4" (19mm) string spacing @ bridge.
  7. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
  8. Ibanez SR1000
    19mm (3/4") at the bridge

  9. 2003 MTD Kingston 5-string fretless = 19mm
    1994 Modulus Graphite Quantum 6 fretted = 17mm
  10. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
  11. jazza42uk


    Sep 14, 2001
    Bristol, UK
    Pro 2-E
    4 string
    18.5mm @ bridge

    Roadie 1 fretless
    4 string
    20mm @ bridge

    5 string
    20mm @ bridge (Wilkinson bridge fitted)

    cheapy Pro6
    6 string
    17mm @ bridge (Wilkinson bridge fitted)
  12. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    You're damn right. For some reason I'm very flexible when it comes to fingerboard radius and neck profile. But when it comes to spacing I am very picky.

    Standard Fender spacing is 3/4" (19mm), on their fours and fives. For some reason I thought all fivers had 19mm spacing. WRONG. I currently own a Lull P5 and a Modulus Quantum 5: both have the 1-7/8" nut width I prefer, but both also have just 17mm spacing at the bridge. They're both cool basses and I still gig with them, but after playing 19mm fours for over twenty years I can't get completely comfortable on 17mm.
  13. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Oh yeah... for your stats:

    Fender Roscoe Beck V: 19mm

    MTD 535: 19mm

    Warwick Streamer Stage I 5: 20mm

    Modulus Quantum 5: 17mm

    Lull P5: 17mm
  14. My bass in your

    My bass in your

    Nov 1, 2003
    P-bass copy
    4 strings
    Spacing? I have no idea... Hehe! Schaller Roller Bridge baby!!! No, I set it around 20.

    And the rest

    BTB405 QM
    5 strings
    19 mm

    4 strings
    19 mm
  15. Stingray4Christ


    Jan 28, 2003
    Greg Curbow
    5 String
    19mm but is adjustable
  16. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    All my Sadowsky's are 19mm

  17. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Electra Westone Spectrum - 19mm
    Westone Quantum - 17.5mm
    SX BG-80 - 19mm
    Ibanez SR506 - 16mm
    Fender Jazz Geddy Lee - 19mm
    Lakland D55-01 - 19mm
    Peavey Cirrus 6 - Adjustable, currently set to 17.5mm
    :DHamer CH12:p - 3.5mm between octave strings, 4mm between octave pairs and fundamentals, 8mm between each string course.:D

    Zon Sonus Custom - currently at church, I will have to measure it in a couple of days. I think that it is 17mm.

    Peavey Foundation - currently loaned out to a poor person with no money for his own gear. I will have to measure it in a couple of weeks, next time I go to his aparment. I think that it is 19mm.
  18. [in the lab]
    peavey fury VI: 16.5mm (.650") at the bridge

    [at home]
    fender MIM jazz 4: 19mm (.750") at the bridge

    the string spacing on the fury VI made my jazz feel really wide.

  19. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    All My Basses have 19mm spacing.
    I also dig 20mm spacing.
    Will not play anything smaller.
  20. sheepdog


    Feb 20, 2003
    Birmingham, AL
    my Alvarez AEB 6 is about 15.5mm at the bridge.

    Felt really tight at first, but now that I am used to it, 19mm seems REALLY wide.