#2
action is personal to the player

yngwie malmsteen likes a high action

steve vai likes a low action

the ibanez setup manual recommends 2mm from the top of the 14th fret to the bottom of the string when fretting the 1st fret.

action also depends on fingerboard radius with a flatter fingerboard enbling a lower action.
#3
I'm trying to get the lowest action possible. I've changed strings and I'm not satisfied at all with the action. I don't know if it was high before the string change, probably not. I'm trying to gauge and figure out wheter I'm being greedy about the action or not
#4
a relatively thin gauge (9's or 10's) and adjusting the saddles low so the strings are lowered. just be careful about fret buzz and fretting out. if you still have a high action, you might need a truss adjustment.
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#5
So is it easier to get a low action with low gauge strings than thicker ones?
#6
yes.
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#7
Dude adjusting action on electric guitars is easy, it's just different depending on what bridge your guitar has. Try and find a guide for whatever bridge you have. Most people prefer their action as low as it can get without fret buzz, so just keep lowering until that point. Changing string gauge usually isn't necessary, it does affect your action slightly but it's not a means of adjusting it.
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#8
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Dude adjusting action on electric guitars is easy, it's just different depending on what bridge your guitar has. Try and find a guide for whatever bridge you have. Most people prefer their action as low as it can get without fret buzz, so just keep lowering until that point. Changing string gauge usually isn't necessary, it does affect your action slightly but it's not a means of adjusting it.

you can get lower action with 9's than you can with 11's. also, fret size is pretty important too.
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#9
Quote by falconthefirst
Dude adjusting action on electric guitars is easy, it's just different depending on what bridge your guitar has. Try and find a guide for whatever bridge you have. Most people prefer their action as low as it can get without fret buzz, so just keep lowering until that point. Changing string gauge usually isn't necessary, it does affect your action slightly but it's not a means of adjusting it.


It's easy, except on a floyd rose. I changed to thick strings, and I can't get a decent action, which means it's hard to play fast when I have to push the strings down a long way and them being thick doesn't help. I can't seem to figure out how to get a decent action without any buzz. Next guitar I get is having a normal bridge