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my action is unplayable

linkinpark232
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Okay so I just bought a new bass, an Epi Tbird Pro, and I got it to not fret out but now the action is so damn high my fingers are slipping underneath the string at the 6th fret. How do I set it up correctly?
The action should be about 2.8 mm (0.11 inch) at the 12th fret, on the E string. The relief should be about 0.4 mm (0.016 inch) at the 8th fret. If that's the case and fret buzz occurs, you might have to look for a too high fret along the neck.
Marko1960
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An Epi Tbird should play fine straight from the box but I'm afraid you've fiddled with it too much, its going to need setting up from scratch, this will involve buying a luthiers straight edge which will cost about the same as a pro set up. From what you are saying, the neck and truss rod are under a lot of stress so my advice is to take it to a pro for a proper set up, you'll be glad you did. One other thing, its a popular myth that you can get guitars with perfect action that play absolutely fret buzz free, its just not true, a super low action will just about eliminate intonation but there will be a trade off where fret buzz is concerned, mostly though, correct fingering of the strings and left and right hand muting will drastically reduce it.
Uh yeah, I forgot to mess with the truss rod before I started that.
And I got it used so I figured the truss rod would've been good already, I don't want to mess with so like you said I'm just taking it out to someone
And I got it used so I figured the truss rod would've been good already, I don't want to mess with so like you said I'm just taking it out to someone
And I got it used so I figured the truss rod would've been good already, I don't want to mess with so like you said I'm just taking it out to someone
And I got it used so I figured the truss rod would've been good already, I don't want to mess with so like you said I'm just taking it out to someone
Leiria
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