Setting Up Your Bass Guitar

John Carruthers shows us the proper way to set up your Bass. This is a 4 part series. Videos include adjusting the Truss Rod, Bridge, Nut and Intonation.

"It's very important to follow the exact procedure of the set-up… Truss rod adjustment, action at the bridge, nut then set the intonation."

Tools Part 1:
Feeler Gauge .015"
Truss Rod Allen Wrench

Tools Part 2:
Saddle Height adjustment Allen Wrench
6” Scale

Tools Part 3:
.022 Feeler Gauge
Nut Slotting Files

Tools Part 4:
Phillips Head Screw Driver
Electronic Guitar Tuner

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