#1
Hi guys i have an esp ltd ec 256. Just wanted to know what should be the action height in mm for shredding on this particular guitar. Currently as measured on the 12 fret it is 2mm on the thick e and 1.8mm on the thin e.
#2
What ever is comfortable for you to play.

There is no correct measurement, it is all personal preference.
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#3
Quote by Robbgnarly
What ever is comfortable for you to play.

There is no correct measurement, it is all personal preference.

Actually i am a beginner, and i am confused whether it is the instument or myself that is holding me back.
#4
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Actually i am a beginner, and i am confused whether it is the instument or myself that is holding me back.

If you are a beginner, it is your skill/technique that is holding you back,

Do you find you guitar easy to play chords on? If so then just keep practicing. If you find the guitar hard to play, getting a set-up may help you a lot.
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#5
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Actually i am a beginner, and i am confused whether it is the instument or myself that is holding me back.

To be fair, it's probably you. Given that you don't use a piece of scrap wood as a guitar, it really is a matter of a lot of practise. Start slow and slowly progress. Lowering the action could cause fret buzz, which is a lot worse than high action IMO.
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#6
The chords are really easy to play and also some slow paced solos are easier to play but when it comes to fast ones i really struggle.
Anyways thank you guys for your suggestions.
#8
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The chords are really easy to play and also some slow paced solos are easier to play but when it comes to fast ones i really struggle.
Anyways thank you guys for your suggestions.

Yeah it is just your technique/skill level is not up to the levels you want them to be. Keep practicing and you will eventually get there if your patient, but be ready for years of practice to get to that level
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#10
Get used to a little fret buzz now while you’re starting. This will keep you from turning into one of those guys who’s constantly fiddling with his setup to ensure that there’s no buzz.
#11
This may not be an issue for you, but the ESP has extra jumbo frets and for some players it is not comfortable to play, especially beginners. Totally a preference thing and either way - as you develop your playing, it won't be an issue.
#12
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Get used to a little fret buzz now while you’re starting. This will keep you from turning into one of those guys who’s constantly fiddling with his setup to ensure that there’s no buzz.

Why?

A properly set-up/made guitar should not have fret buzz unless you want ridiculously low action
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#13
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Why?

A properly set-up/made guitar should not have fret buzz unless you want ridiculously low action

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