#1
I just adjusted my guitar action for the first time. I lowered it and turned the screws on my G-400's saddle clockwise twice to lower it. Seems fine, no fret buzz and the strings are easier to press.

But I just read my manual, and it said the 'treble side' is 4/64ths of an inch, and the 'bass side' is 6/64ths of an inch....what do they mean by treble and bass sides? Does it mean the lowest E string (the highest pitched one) is 4/64th of an inch from the fretboard to the underside of the string? So the action for each string is different?

thanks
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#2
The Bassiest (lower toned) strings are 6/64th and the trebleiest (higher pitched) strings are 4/64th.
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#3
Quote by ChiliFan01
The Bassiest (lower toned) strings are 6/64th and the trebleiest (higher pitched) strings are 4/64th.


That's weird...so the lowest E string is meant to be the hardest to press?

I thought all the strings were at the same height.
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#5
Quote by HellBoy9393
That's weird...so the lowest E string is meant to be the hardest to press?

I thought all the strings were at the same height.


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#6
lowest-pitched i mean...as in the thickest string....unless i am missing something.
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#7
answer me one question how long have you been playing?
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#8
Quote by ChiliFan01
answer me one question how long have you been playing?


just short of 4 months

the fact that i mentioned above that this is the first time i have adjusted my guitar action might have given you a clue
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#9
Quote by HellBoy9393
just short of 4 months

the fact that i mentioned above that this is the first time i have adjusted my guitar action might have given you a clue

well not really,many people never adjust their guitars action so its no indicator of how long you have been playing. And at 4 months i seriously wouldn't adjust the action unless its dun for you, it can go horribly wrong believe me!
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#10
Quote by ChiliFan01
well not really,many people never adjust their guitars action so its no indicator of how long you have been playing. And at 4 months i seriously wouldn't adjust the action unless its dun for you, it can go horribly wrong believe me!


I just did and it's all fine, no fret buzz or any intonation problems.

I just didn't know that the strings all had different heights...but I adjusted the screws on both sides of the bridge with the same amount of turns, so yeah
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#11
So if everything is ok then the guide is irrelevant, and so is this thread.
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Last edited by ChiliFan01 at Jul 5, 2009,
#12
Yes you set a bridge with a slope. And no-one has told you why! Thicker strings vibrate more than thin ones. 4/64 inch at 12th fret is fairly high for a high e string. that's 1.6mm which is upper end of the range most players use. However, a few facts might be valuable to you now. Fret buzz is not the only consideration when setting action. Before you can hear fret buzz there is an area where a sort of damping happens. If you need that low an action, then you have to compromise on tone and sustain.
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#13
Quote by Lurcher
Yes you set a bridge with a slope. And no-one has told you why! Thicker strings vibrate more than thin ones. 4/64 inch at 12th fret is fairly high for a high e string. that's 1.6mm which is upper end of the range most players use. However, a few facts might be valuable to you now. Fret buzz is not the only consideration when setting action. Before you can hear fret buzz there is an area where a sort of damping happens. If you need that low an action, then you have to compromise on tone and sustain.


Very helpful info, thanks.
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