#1
I got an epiphone SG special. Yeah its a good guitar and all but the action from about the 15th fret up kinda sucks ass. The action is good at the neck of the guitar all i really want to do is equal it out so it aint so drastic as you move up the neck.

Help much appreciated.
#2
Just lower the bridge with the saddles on by the two screws with a flat head screwdriver.
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#3
Quote by Oosh.
Just lower the bridge with the saddles on by the two screws with a flat head screwdriver.


Yeah but if i do that then the action is too low and the strings buzz of the upper frets.
#4
Quote by slasher2169
Yeah but if i do that then the action is too low and the strings buzz of the upper frets.


you can't lower it too much. i had a epi LP special II and i just went through trial and error till i got the action low enough with out fret buzz. you can try that, but it'll take some time
#5
Sounds like you may need to loosen you truss rod a little bit. That should raise the action at the neck a bit, then you can lower it at the bridge. Just make sure, for the love of god, that you only go an 1/8th of a turn at a time (less if you can)
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#6
Quote by bv310
Sounds like you may need to loosen you truss rod a little bit. That should raise the action at the neck a bit, then you can lower it at the bridge. Just make sure, for the love of god, that you only go an 1/8th of a turn at a time (less if you can)


Why in case the neck snaps
#7
adjust the neck truss rod to get the neck just right.(almost every epi i've played has had a poor neck, there really not that great in comparison to others in price range). If you don't feel comfortable doing it yourself then take it to a guitar tech and he'll set up your guitar. Doing things like changing string gauge can screw with a neck if it is a noticeable gauge change (ie 12's to 9's). if it is a bolt on it might be that the neck needs some other adjustments to reset it.
#8
Unless you start cranking the truss, your neck will not snap. The way you describe it sounds like you have a front bow to the neck. By loosening the truss slightly, you make it straighten back a bit, which allows you to adjust action at the bridge.

I only said it that way because I was assuming your bridge was already lowered, so you only have a bit of relief needed in order to get the proper action. If you're not comfortable doing it yourself, bring the guitar in. A full setup with extra strings should only be 35-40 bucks.
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