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I am well on the way to finishing my first bass guitar which is a standard size Telecaster body made of Ash with a 34" scale Maple neck with a slightly modified P bass headstock. The neck is glued in to the neck pocket as all my guitars are.

I have roughly cut the string slots on my brass nut Ive made, and will do the final setup after the bass is lacquered.

All the previous guitars I have built, I use the string fretted at the 3rd fret and just clearing the 1st fret by 10-15 thou to set the nut slot depth and find this gives a nice low action.

With a bass how much more clearance does one need? I am using D'Addario 45-100 strings.

Thanks in advance.

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