ughpaolo
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Join date: Jul 2013
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#1
my guitar's neck is slightly bowed. and the action on the 12th fret onwards is a wee bit too high for me. how do i fix it? thanks.
ughpaolo
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Join date: Jul 2013
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#3
i've double checked it and used a meter stick to see if it's bowed, but it's not. the action is just high. something wrong with the bridge. i've tried tightening the springs inside the guitar. the brodge sits perfectly parallel but it just gave it a very very little less action. maybe if i adjust the saddles with allen keys? won't the strings hit the 1st 3 or 5 frets or so if i lower it a bit?
sannyasidharma
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Join date: May 2013
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#4
What type of guitar, what type of bridge?

I'd recommend you google 'guitar setup', and include your guitar type. So 'Strat guitar setup', for example.
ughpaolo
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Join date: Jul 2013
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#5
i really don't know. it says "steven harris" on the headstock and the bridge looks like a standard stratocaster trem bridge. it's a double horn style guitar with 2 humbuckers. tpp lazy to take pictures. lol.
sannyasidharma
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#6
Well if you're too lazy to take pictures, you obviously don't really care, so why waste my time?
demonhellcat
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#8
If it's a typical strat style bridge you need to lower the saddles. This typically requires a rather small allen wrench for the saddle supports (2 per saddle). Also, the best way to check neck bow is to hold down the low E at the 1st and last frets and measure the gap at the 8th fret (it should be about 0.01", or the thickness of the high E string).
ughpaolo
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Join date: Jul 2013
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#9
Quote by demonhellcat
If it's a typical strat style bridge you need to lower the saddles. This typically requires a rather small allen wrench for the saddle supports (2 per saddle). Also, the best way to check neck bow is to hold down the low E at the 1st and last frets and measure the gap at the 8th fret (it should be about 0.01", or the thickness of the high E string).


yeah. i checked it the neck using that technique. it was fine. i also lowered the saddles. it's perfect now.

thanks guys.