#1
Hi,

I got an Epiphone Les Paul Special 2 not that long ago as a step down from my BC Rich Warlock Maggot Man. The only problem is the strings are so high its near imposible to play. They are fine on frets 1-3 but then it gradually get higher. Anyone know how to lower my strings on the high frets but keep them at the lower ones?
#2
The height of the strings is called the action. To change it, adjust the bridge sadles or the bridge all together.
#3
you're best off going to your local guitar shop and seeing if they can do it for you, otherwise it just gets f###ed up!
#4
Les Pauls take some tinkering to get them playing well with a low action, just an inherant issue in all Les Pauls (all the one's I've played anyway). And for something like a Special II, it's hardly worth it, just a disposable guitar.
#5
Its not just a disposable guitar. At 14 £120 is a lot of money. I would really like to know how to do it. I read I need to adjst thumb screws or something like that.
#6


u loosen the top screw, above the arrow. that will loosen the thumbscrew pointed to by arrow. then u lower that, and the bridge will lower.

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Jenneh

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#8
it should be pretty sensitive. ur action might have been high to compensate for a high fret.
so u lower it a little tighten up, then if ur not happy, do it all over again. its going to take a few minutes to get it right.
Jenneh

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#9
Only go like a quarter or a half turn on each side at a time, check how it plays, then turn it again. If the screws are too hard to turn, loosen your strings a bit first.