#1
Ok so my friend decided to change the strings on his bass guitar. The action was all set and it was fine to play with, now for some reason the action is all screwed up with the new strings. I can't raise the action any higher unless there's something you know that I don't.

here's a few pictures.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg292/phatstud55/IMGP2921.jpg
That the string and as you can see it is way too close to the neck.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg292/phatstud55/IMGP2922.jpg
this one I can't raise it any higher

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg292/phatstud55/IMGP2923.jpg
and this one you can clearly see it is much higher than the rest.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

And the bass model is a ESP F-104 Electric Bass.

Thanks
#2
could have a look at the truss rod. do you have any form of bow on the neck?
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#3
Have you put the rest of the strings on? The action will raise a bit as tension is put on the neck. If that doesn't help you'll probably need to adjust the truss rod or go back to using the same string guage as before
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Last edited by faultyy at Mar 16, 2009,
#5
In the second pic, it looks like your bridge is not sitting right. The two screws should be vertical, not diagonal like the one for your E string. Straighten them out and see if that helps. Good luck.
#6
^ Speaking of the bridge, is it just me, or is the E's saddle set horribly wrong?
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#7
Quote by Mutant Corn
^ Speaking of the bridge, is it just me, or is the E's saddle set horribly wrong?

i think thats because he has it as high as possible?
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