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Username: bassman8416

Post Number: 71
Registered: 5-2012
Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 7:16 pm:   Edit Post

Hi folks. I just put a set of D'Addario Half Rounds on the bass. The low B is 130 gauge and is too large for the existing saddle groove that was cut and filed. This leaves the B String noticeably higher than the rest of the strings. What type and size file would I need to fix this problem. Thanks.
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Username: gtrguy

Post Number: 688
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 9:32 am:   Edit Post

I use a cheap small file set from Harbor Freight that gets it very close (cost 3 - 4 bucks) using the small round files in the set and then use an actual size bass string for the final fitting and cleaning up file, but you can also buy a correct bass saddle and nut file set for big money as well.

Brass is pretty easy to work.

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