#1



Im used to this action but I read it's better to have low action if you wanna shred better. So is this low or could it be lower ?
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#2
Nope. Usually low action is preferred for shredding. But if it works for you as it is right now...
#3
Negative Ghostrider.  I'd consider that extremely high action for my tastes.  
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#4
Holy Crap. That's low action only if you're a bridge over troubled waters.
#5
i'm not a low action guy but that is pretty high. you don't need to have super low action to play faster but that seems to high to me. 
#6
That is high action. Unnecessarily high even for heavy handed chord players.
The gap between string and fret at the 12th fret an electric guitar should be about 1.2mm on the bass E string and about 0.9mm on the high E.
Even lower in you are into shredding.
#10
I'm assuming fret buzz will never be an issue for you...  
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#11
UH no it is not.
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#14
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What do you guys think is a normal string height for a 7 string guitar?


if you use a 64-70 on a seven like 1.8-2.0?
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#15
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How do you even play.

Yeah, that's what I wonder. My bass isn't anywhere near that high.

Holy shit, that's high. 
Different strokes for different folks, but, WOW!, that action is high enough, I thought it was hanging out with Snoop Dog.
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What do you guys think is a normal string height for a 7 string guitar?


Pretty much the same as for a six-string guitar.
#17
On this topic, how low is the action for you guys?
For me, I've never really thought about it, just went with whatever the factory or the guitar tech set it to, other than the annoying fretbuzz sometimes, I've never really had an issue with playability
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#18
I think some of you are way overstating or overestimating how high that actually is. The height off the top of the fret doesn't look more than maybe 3 or 4 mm to me - bear in mind that the string probably isn't right out over the outer edge of the fret.

It's not shredder action, and it's on the high side, but it's not crazy.

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On this topic, how low is the action for you guys?

About 3mm from fret to string at the 12th fret on the bass side, 2.5mm on the treble on both my Teles, despite the different fretboard radii. Probably different on my acoustic but I liked the factory setup on that so I haven't touched it, and I don't feel like getting it out just to poke at it with a ruler. Since I don't shred and I like to have a little leeway for left-hand muting, my rule of thumb is just to get rid of buzz to my satisfaction and that usually gets me in the right ballpark. Horses for courses and that.
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#19
Quote by Parac
On this topic, how low is the action for you guys?
For me, I've never really thought about it, just went with whatever the factory or the guitar tech set it to, other than the annoying fretbuzz sometimes, I've never really had an issue with playability

I always set action way lower then what the factory recommends. My style of playing and the way I can set my guitars up allows for it.

It depends on the guitar, but for my Jackson MIJ atm (as it just so happens to be on my lap) I've set the low E at about 1.6mm and the high E at 1.3mm both at the 12th fret and very little fret buzz. My neck relief is about 0.3mm at the 7th fret.
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