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What is typical spacing on a 5 string?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by waytoodeep03, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. topic for reference on the nut and the last fret
  2. I'd estimate on average:

    3/8" at the nut, 11/16" at the bridge (example - MM Stingray 5)

    I prefer 3/8" at the nut, 3/4" at the bridge.
  3. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    I'd say the 3/4" bridge spacing is more common IME
  4. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Yes, but on mid level to higher level basses. The budget stuff pretty much has tight string spacing at the bridge.