Action on Vigier Excess Original

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dkmonroe
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20 Jan 2021 15:51

I've owned a Vigier Excess Original for many years and I want to get serious about setting it up properly, but I cannot seem to get the action to factory specified standards. It's supposed to be 2.0 mm at 12th fret for treble and 2.5 for bass, but I cannot get it anywhere near that. I have the bridge saddles as low as they can go and positioned properly for intonation, but the action is still at least twice as high as factory specs. What am I doing wrong? Are my bridge saddles incorrect? Is it possible to purchase replacement parts? The instrument is well out of warranty.

Thanks for the help!
Ben
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15 Jun 2021 11:35

It is very hard to diagnose over the forum, but I would recommend a professional luthier to inspect your Bass. If you need replacements these are available (where are you based - the distributor in your country should be able to help point you in the right direction if you need spares). 
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