#1
hey guys im on in 25 minutes and i need to re-string but before i do i want to lower the action, do i do it with the strings off or can it be done with the on. if it needs to be done with them off how high do i adjust it, btw its a gibson les paul classic with the standard abr1 tune-o-matic and stopbar tailpeice
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#2
I see. A bit panicky there? I would wait till you've played or whatever you're doing. Once you adjust the action, you have to adjust intonation too. I'm not being derogatory, but you sound a tad noobish, and I don't think you will have enough time to do it right. Adjust the action with the strings on, otherwise you will never know once you have gone too low.
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#3
by intonation is that the screws at the front of the bridge?
and how abouts do u do it anyway? do u just tighten the strings and then turn the screw until its tuned?
#4
Action is adjusted by the screws at the opposite outer ends of the bridge. Intonation is adjusted by the 6 screws connected to the saddles on one side of the bridge.
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#5
um so htf am i suposed to get a screwdriver in there with the strings on, and do i have to do anything with the truss rod?
#6
Uhhh, I guess so. I'm not too experienced with a bridge/tailpiece adjusting. I wouldn't touch your trussrod unless your neck is severely warped. And even then, I would take it to somebody. Broken trussrod=dead guitar + expensive to fix
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#7
don't do it! whats the point anyways, you've practised your set with your current guitar set up the way it is right? adjust action later, trust me it's so easy to **** up first time around and get string buzz, and that aint cool! it takes time and patience to set up a guitar.
Marty