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Martin bass guitar

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:50 am
by Matt Atkinson
Hi all, I am looking to repair and set up Martin bass guitar for a friend. I haven't checked the label yet but likely 70's vintage. It is definitely in need of a neck reset and likely a bridge doctor. I have done both jobs on a 70's D35 before. I haven't checked the truss rod yet to see if it works but will do so.
Does anyone know what the range of string height should be at set up? Relief? Other things I should look at? Bridge plate, whether or not the saddle is in the right location, etc.? Gathering info. Thanks,

Re: Martin bass guitar

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:23 am
by Michael Lewis
You might call Customer Service Dept. at the Martin factory and ask where you might find such specs. That is what I would have had to do when I was a service center. I never came across one of these so I have no notes about them. You will need the serial number as well as the mode number at hand when you call.