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    Looking For A Setup Guide For a Bongo 5 HH

    I'm brand new to the forum and a new owner of a Stealth Black Bongo 5 HH!
    I picked up my virtually new Bongo bass at a hefty discount due to a large gouge in the lower bout.

    I'm looking for a setup guide because the string action is set wayyyyyy to low causing fret buzz.
    I'm sure I can adjust the truss rod to correct the fret buzz coming from the first 5 frets but I'd really like to have some factory numbers to work with.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Why not just set it up till it feels okay to you? Factory numbers could end up being too high or not high enough for you.

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    That's exactly what I'm going to do. I'm just not sure where the recommended fret is to check relief, 6th, 7th fret or 8th fret, I just need some basic guidelines.

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    You can find that info in the FAQ on the Music-Man webpage.
    FAQ | Ernie Ball Music Man

    Bongo 5H, BFR Roasted, Black Sugar
    Bongo 5Hp Fretless, Mahogany, Roasted, Honey Burst

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    Thank you for the information!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty View Post
    Thank you for the information!
    My pleasure. I've used the info in the FAQ a few times myself. It's a handy guide!

    Bongo 5H, BFR Roasted, Black Sugar
    Bongo 5Hp Fretless, Mahogany, Roasted, Honey Burst

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