bridge help and first bass


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Posted by Cheng on July 12, 2000 at 03:17:38:

(this is a repeat post from 2xbasslist)

Hi:

I have just received my Hima bass yesterday (after months of saving).
It's my first URB and definitely a step of faith. The bass came with
Corelli strings. Well made and visually pleasing. Strong pizz
thump / growl. Loud confident arco (and it's the first time I bowed a bass!!! ). I am surprised that Chinese basses, having received such bad ratings, yet such a gem exist. Perhaps I am just lucky and I am indeed a very proud owner.

I do not mean to start another debate on use of Himalayan wood
or Chinese instruments. I just need help in adjusting and setting the bridge.
I do not know of any bass luthiers in Singapore. There is a violin shop but
they don't do bass work. The action is too high for me now. I prefer a softer feel for jazz style playing. Can anyone please guide me on how to bring down
the action? Should I sand the feet of the bridge? What about carving the bridge
arch?

Thanks for the help.

-cheng

p.s. being a satisfied customer, i would recommend
http://himastudio.hypermart.net anytime.



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