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Old 11-26-2012, 04:55 PM   #1
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Adjusting the Action for Open E Tuning

First off, I'm not sure if this is the right place of not, so sorry if it isn't.


I've recently got into playing open E slide guitar on my old SG, but the actions a little too low and I get all kind of knocking and fret noise. I've only been playing guitar for a couple years and I really don't know much about the hardware aspect (I have a guy that does a full setup for me once a year but hes gone for a few months). I know it cant be THAT hard, but I'd appreciate any help I can get
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:00 PM   #2
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See the ridged circle things on either side of the bridge saddle? Turn them.

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Old 11-26-2012, 06:32 PM   #3
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After adjusting string height dont forget about intonation.

What strings are you using? Im a very active slide player myself tho I use open Em and open D6. And a Strat player so...

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Old 11-26-2012, 10:04 PM   #4
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I would say raise the action. There's the old story of Lynyrd Skynyrd putting a screwdriver under their strings to play slide. If you are dedicating that guitar exclusively to slide, then definitely raise the action and put 11's on it. If you are thinking about using it for other stuff too, maybe use 10s and raise the action just enough for proper intonation.
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