Setting Up A Bass Guitar | Set Action
Intonation needs to be left until after you've set the action, as altering the height of the string will change the amount of tension on it when fretted, which in turn will alter the intonation. If the note is sharp when fretted at the 12th fret the saddle needs to come back, and if it's flat it needs to come forward.
Remember that when it comes to setting the action there's not a great deal that can go wrong, and that the height of the strings is entirely down to your preference and playing style, so experiment a little. The same applies to the pickup heights – but whatever works for you, you'll want a sound that's even across both pickups and that gives a good balance between them. Big thanks to the guys at Music Ground on Denmark Street who let us have the parts for this project.
1. Setting Up Your Bass Guitar
2. Setting Up Your Bass Guitar| New pickups
3. Setting Up A Bass Guitar | Fretboards
4. Setting Up A Bass Guitar | Set Action
5. Setting Up Your Bass Guitar | Picture instructions