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Username: bassicmusik

Post Number: 1
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Friday, June 08, 2007 - 2:50 am:   Edit Post

Hello Alembicians,

I'm new to the forum. A Question to the setup of my basses.

I just changed the strings of my two new Alembics ( Essence 5 & Orion 5 ). Now for my playing style the strings are to low. I think the bow of the fretboard is perfect ( if the string is pressed down aroud the 5th fret, there is still 0,5 - 0,7 mm space between string and fret at the 12th fret ), but if I play the basses a little harder, the strings rattle on the frets.

I know how to adjust the neck, but when should I adjust the bridge or the nut ?

Is anybody able to explain this procedure to me in easy words ( I'm from Germany.. ).

Could this be a problem of the strings ( Alembic stainless steel ) ? They seem to be quite soft. On my Excel 5 I do play R.Cocco stainless steels.

Thank you very much for your help.

The next day I will post some photos of my Alembics, and the rest of my instruments...

Kind regards,
Senior Member
Username: adriaan

Post Number: 1497
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, June 08, 2007 - 3:24 am:   Edit Post

Hi Chris! Welcome to the Club.

Check out the Must Reads section for some excellent explanations. Alembics are designed to let you do your own setup, exactly how you like it.

Club member Joey has written an excellent post that tells you all you need to know in about 50 lines ... Joey's Post on Setting Up Your Bass

Also check out the original thread.

And don't forget the discussions on pickup height.
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5089
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, June 09, 2007 - 5:28 pm:   Edit Post

Welcome to the board Chris!
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Username: senmen

Post Number: 663
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 12:59 pm:   Edit Post

Hallo Chris,
wenn ich Dir helfen kann, lass es mich wissen.
Email oder 0172-8038400

Oliver (Spyderman)

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