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Old 12-16-2012, 10:32 AM   #9481
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sounds like its probably technique.

you can keep a small stick of antiperspirant
with your guitar stuff. rub some on your hands
before playing.

also tension decreases as you go down the neck.
so that's also normal.

if you like your action and string gauge
then you might want to leave the neck as is.

adding slight relief might not decrease the tension
enough to be noticeable.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:37 AM   #9482
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Alright, thank you. Will focus more on my technique.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:40 AM   #9483
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ok maybe make a thread in the technique section.

you can always post back here if your stuck.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:46 PM   #9484
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ok maybe make a thread in the technique section.

you can always post back here if your stuck.


Could you please tell me what is the correct action setup for the high strings?
I mean, on my guitar where each string has it's own saddle for action, do I set each top string a little higher that the string below? e.g:

high E: 1.5mm
B: 1.8mm
G: 2.1mm

or should all the strings be on same height which on this example is 1.5mm.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:56 PM   #9485
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it really depends on your comfort.
guys sometimes like to follow their fretboards
curve.

so you will want to look up fretboard radius
of your guitar model. and see if you can
follow the board a little better.

most guys will set the action as low as possible
without getting buzz, but will also follow the curve
of the board.
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:05 PM   #9486
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The radius on this model is 400mmR, but not sure if it means fretboard or neck radius.
Right now I set it like on my previous post, so each string a little higher than the one below, seems better that way.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:58 PM   #9487
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:22 AM   #9488
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Unhappy The ULTIMATE Guitar Setup Q&A thread & how to string a guitar Edit Post

To restring a guitar these following steps are very much utilizable one:
a)The first thing to do is find an appropriate place to carry out the procedure.
b)When the tools are ready and the guitar lying on the table, then start by slackening off the strings until there is no tension left. The string winder is perfect for this.Now, with the wire cutters, cut through all the strings one at a time. I do this down near the sound hole. Be careful not to damage the body varnish at this point.
c)Now remove the tone pegs from the rear of the bridge where the string disappears into the body and prise these out.If so, you can use your speed winder.It should be noted that some guitars have a loose saddle, and you should take note of how it sits should it come out!Next, unwind the strings from the tuning pegs and carefully dispose of them.
Again, some guitars will have a nut that comes loose! Be aware of this when the strings come off. The ends of the strings are very sharp and will pierce the skin quite easily, disgorging huge amounts of the red liquid all over your nice clean sheet.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:53 AM   #9489
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hey what's up. i have no clue what you're asking.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:58 PM   #9490
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So my Schecter Hellraiser has fairly high action and I want to lower it.

I was looking at this pic and was just wondering if I reading the OP right.


Do I have to loosen the screws that the red arrows are pointing at before I turn the screws on top?


Also, I should loosen the strings before doing this, right?
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:39 PM   #9491
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So my Schecter Hellraiser has fairly high action and I want to lower it.

I was looking at this pic and was just wondering if I reading the OP right.


Do I have to loosen the screws that the red arrows are pointing at before I turn the screws on top?


Also, I should loosen the strings before doing this, right?


The screws that the arrows are pointing at are what raises the bridge. Turning them changes the height and the screws at the top are what holds the bridge to the guitar.

I would advise loosening the strings, yes.
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:47 AM   #9492
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:08 AM   #9493
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you probably sorted it out already, but yes, on a schecter there's often a screw on the top of the bridge post, that when loosened,
will easily allow you to adjust the thumbscrews.
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:39 PM   #9494
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Hey.

I ordered a new Gibson LP studio online and it will be delivered soon, and I assume it will have very bad fret buzz like the last one I bought which had to be returned. Should I try raising the action and if that fails just get it set up, or just not tinker with it at all myself and get it set up?
I'm very uncomfortable adjusting the truss rod again, as I won't be sending this guitar back for a refund and don't want to ruin my guitar
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:45 PM   #9495
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just get the guitar and go thru the setup
steps if needed.
talked about in the first post.

then post back here if more info is needed.

remember. buzz not transmitting thru the
amp is generally not considered an issue.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:06 PM   #9496
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Since I already made a post in the FR setup thread and I hate double posting, I have a new question about locking nuts and stuff here.

If you have a Floyd locked, would unlocking it and adjusting the tuning(not changing to a different tuning, simply tuning sharper or flatter) put the intonation out?
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:10 PM   #9497
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Since I already made a post in the FR setup thread and I hate double posting, I have a new question about locking nuts and stuff here.

If you have a Floyd locked, would unlocking it and adjusting the tuning(not changing to a different tuning, simply tuning sharper or flatter) put the intonation out?



you shouldnt notice any big difference after.

but remember, intonation is just tuning at a micro level.
so it will fall from perfect from time to time, just from
regular use.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:46 PM   #9498
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Thanks, I'll post back when I get it. Although, if buzz not transmitting through your amp isn't generally a problem, why do so many people consider it a huge no in terms of a guitar being acceptable? For example I'm sure very few guitarists would record with a guitar with fret buzz

Edit: sorry, forgot to quote you

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Old 12-26-2012, 07:51 PM   #9499
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because if the buzz isnt transmitting thru the amp, then
it's not being picked up on recordings.

Not transmitting thru an amp on an electric guitar is generally not considered an issue, and most techs wont
set up a guitar to be buzz free acoustically.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:54 PM   #9500
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because if the buzz isnt transmitting thru the amp, then
it's not being picked up on recordings.

Not transmitting thru an amp on an electric guitar is generally not considered an issue, and most techs wont
set up a guitar to be buzz free acoustically.


Thanks again, that's good to hear that buzzing isn't really much of a problem (ive never heard it through an amp anyway)

Our of curiosity, do you have any guitars that you have set up and still buzz (acoustically)?
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