gip13g
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#1
I've got a squier jazz bass and the strings are too far off the neck. whats the best way to adjust them to be more flush with the fretboard?
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#2
Using a very tiny allen wrench (probably, though some bridges do use little screws), lower the height of the bridge saddles to bring the string height down.
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John Swift
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#3
First of all you've got to see if the neck is bowed, a very slight amount of inward bow is acceptable.
When you adjust the height of your strings either by saddle adjustment or neck straightening you will then need to check the intonation as lowering the strings will affect (flatten) the intonation at the 12th fret.
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John Swift
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#5
Quote by moody git
http://www.tunemybass.com/bass_setup/
pretty much what has already been said

But not on this topic.
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#6
it covers action and truss rod adjustment.
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#7
Quote by moody git
it covers action and truss rod adjustment.

Definitely a good site.
G&L L2500
Squier Affinity Jazz Bass 5
Ashdown RPM pre-amp
Ashdown Little Giant 1000
300 watt 15" powered cab
450 watt 15" powered sub bass cab
2x10 + horn
1x15x10 + horn