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Hi levelken,

I'm a bit out-of-the-loop these days having been down South for a long time now, but as an opening offer Stringers in Edinburgh used to do bass setups alongside their other instrument work. There are a few Scottish DBass players on the forum who can likely give you better and more up-to-date advice. I'd also humbly suggest re-posting your question not entirely in capitals for a better response, capitals can be seen as shouting in most online forums and it does put some folks off.

Hope you get your bass sorted soon!

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Thanks for the reply.  The caps was on so just kept typing... didn’t mean to cause any offence 🙂.   I live in Dundee.  Thanks!

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Bill Kelday in Fintry would be worth talking to, he's the last guy I went to when I needed a minor repair.

I don't know if they still have the same resident luthier, but I wasn't so impressed with Stringers when I had some work done by them. I explained that I would usually have the string height at the end of the fingerboard at roughly 7-10mm, and he looked disparaging and proclaimed "that's cello setup". I'm sure he's a competent luthier, just not very receptive to modern (i.e in the last 50 years) pizzicato bass setup. 

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Thanks for info.   I’m In Dundee.. Glasgow way bit far.   Will try and find luthier closer to home.  Thanks for the help.

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Get an adjustable bridge, then you can tweak the action to suit.

I don't have one, but only because I haven't ( in 30 odd years ) gotten around to it.

They used to be considered a bit low rent, but now almost every Jazz player and some of my classical only double bass fellows have them. Local repair and setup man only fits adjustables now.

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