#1
So my brother finally brought the bass back home, but the low E string saddle is screwed up. Can anyone tell me how to fix this? Here are some pics.
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If its turned all the way over, you'll have to loosen up the string and flip it back, but if you can turn the screws, get the right size allen key and turn them until you get it back to the right height. tune the e string down a little bit before you do that though
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#4
The saddle is just too low, its not really twisted or anything.

So just use an allen wrench to adjust the height?
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If its turned all the way over, you'll have to loosen up the string and flip it back, but if you can turn the screws, get the right size allen key and turn them until you get it back to the right height. tune the e string down a little bit before you do that though


I can't find the right size

Edit: Never mind guys I fixed it. I noticed how on the E string I couldn't see the screws under the saddle like all the other ones, so with the help of a small screwdriver I made it so the E saddle is just a little lower than the A.
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You may have to adjust the intonation after adjusting the action. Use the screw at the back of the bridge. The hole with the screw will line up with the bar that holds the saddle out.

basic instructions on how to do this.

Tune the E string open. Do not use frets because if your intonation is off the higher the fret the more out of tune you are.

After you have the E string tuned perfectly play the 12th fret. It should still be an E, of course.

If the note is flat turn the screw counter-clockwise to move the saddle forward and shorten the string slightly. If it is sharp turn the screw clockwise to do the opposite.
NOTE: Detune the string a bit(loosen it) so that the saddle can move freely. otherwise the pressure from the string will hold it in place.

Retune the E string and repeat the relevant steps until the Open E and the 12th fret E are the same note exactly.

NOTE: you can use 5th and 12th fret harmonics if your tuner is having trouble keeping a steady reading when hitting the open E.
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