#1
I was unsure whether to post this here or in GBAC. But clearly, I chose here.

Anyway, my problem is that my action is perfect at the first fret, at 2 mm on 6th string and 1mm at first. I have no fret buzz, and it's comfortable. However, at the 12th fret, my action is 5mm on the 6th string and 6mm on the first.

I know that I need to adjust the truss rod, but I'm scared that I'll break the neck from twisting it the wrong way. Do I twist it left or right?

Also, my guitar is left-handed. Does that make a difference?
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#2
what type of bridge does it have on it?
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#3
The regular Epiphone Les Paul one. I don't know what it's called. I think it's Tune-O-Matic with stop bar.
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#4
is the neck straight? it might just be a case of lowering the action. or do you get fret buzz when you do that?
#7
don't use truss rod adjustment to change the action.

basically, adjust neck relief with the truss rod, then set the action at the bridge. see the set up thread in this forum for details.
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I was unsure whether to post this here or in GBAC. But clearly, I chose here.

Anyway, my problem is that my action is perfect at the first fret, at 2 mm on 6th string and 1mm at first. I have no fret buzz, and it's comfortable. However, at the 12th fret, my action is 5mm on the 6th string and 6mm on the first.

I know that I need to adjust the truss rod, but I'm scared that I'll break the neck from twisting it the wrong way. Do I twist it left or right?

Also, my guitar is left-handed. Does that make a difference?



stop getting all caught up on mm heights.
they will vary guitar to guitar.

if you want to check the neck relief,

fret the first fret, Low E, at the same time,
fret the last fret. Low E, where the neck and body meet. ~19th.

with both places held, look at the middle frets, 7-9th.

if string lays on the middle frets there, then post back i'll tell you what to do.

if the string is lifted off the frets there, then what fits in the gap?
a thin pick? 2 picks?


and like said, these questions belong in the set up thread at the top of the page.
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