Just out of curiosity really, how do you prefer your string action to be, and what is the action and relief on your main bass (if you got one, otherwise about average of your most played basses)?
My main is a lowly, but very much beloved, Ibanez GSRM20 Mikro Bass, with a just 28,6" scale length.
I have swapped out the cheap stock pickups with some of higher quality, but otherwise I was lucky to get an as good as perfect bass from stock, well beside from the absolutely horrifying bad setup it came with, as well as the stock strings were pretty crappy as well.
Measured from the top of the 12th fret to the bottom of the low E string the action is just about 1.9mm (5/64" =/~ 0.075"), and just about 1.4mm (1/16" =/~ 0.055") on the high G string side, with as good as no relief in the neck, something that perhaps translates to something like an about 0.2mm (1/64" =/~ 0.0079") gap or so between the top of the 8th fret and the bottom of the low E string when it is fretted at first and last fret simultaneously.
No fret buzz whatsoever on any of the strings no matter where on the fretboard they are fretted when played acoustically with a light touch, though certain strings fretted at certain frets does result in a slight buzz when digging in a bit harder, but again only when played acoustically, when the bass is actually amplified there is absolutely no hints of fret buzz anywhere to be found, though still adjusted sufficiently low for allowing me to force out some clanky attack if desired.
But I do kind of have an idea about this kind of setup being about as low as you can go before it starts to affect the tone negatively, to some extend choking the string vibrations, no matter how perfectly leveled the frets might be.
Though Regardless if this idea is actually true or not I prefer to be able to feel at least a slight amount to resistance when fretting the strings, for me to be able to feel that I am actually playing, as well as giving me a slightly more focused awareness of the fretboard and my playing.
Preferably, for the sake of easy comparison, measure the string action at the 12th fret and the relief at 8th fret, like I did.
Up for sale or trade is my Fodera Emperor DLX 5-string!
In really good shape and been played alot! It had Seymour Duncan jazz-style pickups in it but those have been changed to Aguilar DCB to give this bass more "modern" sound. The whole bass came alive after this operation.
Ask if you have some questions!
Price is 6400euros 6000euros including shippin inside EU.
Partial trades to 5-strings from:
Fodera (Different wood/pickups combo, NO standard models thanks!)
- 3-piece maple neck
- "35 scale
- brass nut
- Ebony fretboard (Macassar if I remember right)
- Dovetail neck-joint
- 2-piece mahogany body
- Figured walnut top and headstock
- Abadlone butterfly without black outlines
- birth year 2010
- Aguilar DCB pickups
- Mike Pope custom preamp
- Golden hardware
- original case and tools
Heres a small sample of the bass played straight to soundcard:
I absolutely looooove this pedal. But alas, selling. Great nick (need a clean) and sounds amazing. Good price. MXR Bass octave. Simple. Does what it says on the tin and sounds beastly.
£50 - perfer collection from London (Forest Hill Area), but will post as long as you pay for it.
One picture below and more here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/8RunnoMtgC8tdukY9