Overhang values for a bass

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Steve Sawyer
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Overhang values for a bass

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The only example I have on-hand is a Bass VI, and that has overhang values as shown below (FB edge to center of string). Am I correct that I can use something close to these values for a 4-string?

@ nut...

6th string - 0.150"
1st string - 0.110"

@ 12th fret...

6th string - 0.167"
1st string - 0.119"
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Re: Overhang values for a bass

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Yes. Maybe slightly more, especially toward the end of the fretboard.

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Re: Overhang values for a bass

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Thanks, Beate. My bridge has adjustable string spacing, so I was primarily interested in overhang for nut slotting. Before I commit, I’ve been using braided fishing line (doesn’t stretch) to double-check the overhang along the entire FB. This’ll get me in the ballpark, and I’ll use your comment to give me a bit more at the heel.
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