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Resources - Recommended String Height and Thickness for a Bass Bridge

Note: these thicknesses are maximum, in practice slightly thinner may be better for professional setups.

String clearance at end of fingerboard:

(distance between the string and the fingerboard, or action as it is known)

G string, gut/synthetic

11 mm

E string, gut

16 mm

G string, steel

7 mm

E string, steel

8-9 mm

  Distance between string grooves on bridge: 27-28 mm (distance between G and E should be 80 mm)