#1
i have an LAG Summer and at the 12th fret the strings are like half a centimetre off of the fretboard, is there a way to lower the action, or should i take it to a pro?
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#2
I would take it to a pro, from my experience the only thing you can usually do at home (unless you really really know what you're doing) is make truss rod adjustments, and some people don't even feel comfortable with doing that themselves.
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#3
alright cheers man, i didnt really want to do it myself unless it was very easy
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#4
It's easy as long as you make very careful and precise measurements.
To lower the action, you sand the saddle down a bit.
If you're unsure of your own ability to do it, take it to a tech, definitely.
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#5
I´ve got a crappy nylonstring that i don´t care about. It got a very high action though. Do i just sand of some plastic from the saddle?(the white thing at the bottom)
#6
Yes. Measure out how much you want to take out, mark it with a pencil on both sides, then sand down.
Not too hard as long as the measurements are quite precise.
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#7
the problem is that doing that also throws off the intonation, which you have to adjust as well.
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#8
It shouldn't throw off intonation. Intonation is string length, not string height.
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#9
yeah, but when you only adjust the string height at one end it effects the length, that's why most electric guitars have adjustable saddles.
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#10
...Can't remember about that. I read something about it somewhere, but forgot. XD
But by your reasoning doesn't trussrod also effect intonation? You're changing the bow of the neck, effectively changing how much of a distance the strings cover.
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#11
it does a little bit, but usually not as much, to properly lower the action you usually have to file down both the bridge and the nut, and I wouldn't personally leave either of those to amateurs.
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#12
File down the nut?
That sounds complicated. Wouldn't you have to knock the nut out of the glue (Somehow), then sand it from the bottom? Because if it is pre-slotted, that seems like its the most logical answer.

Anyways, I'm sure we all agree that taking it to the tech is the best thing. ;D
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#13
yeah you usually take it off and and file from the bottom, although if you have nut files you can file down the slots too.
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#15
For the slight amount of change that would occur to the string length, lowering the saddle height isn't going to have much of an effect on intonation, if any change is noticeable at all.
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I´ve got a crappy nylonstring that i don´t care about. It got a very high action though. Do i just sand of some plastic from the saddle?(the white thing at the bottom)



tape a little sandpaper to a table and run the flat bottom of the saddle over the paper a few time, up to the pencil line you drew on it.
it should take several tries back and forth.


if you take off too much you'll get fretbuzz you cant get rid of.
unless you buy another $4 saddle.

i wouldnt take a crappy guitar to a shop.

and you'll notice the intonation difference if the guitar was already a little off and the action was redic high.
but you can always try and then adjust the nut after if needed.
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