#1
I need a little help knowing the technical side of the guitar.. I've wanted to lower my action for ease of chord / leading, but as i was reading http://www.fretnotguitarrepair.com , it told me that if i were to tighten the truss rod, i needed to fix the bridge, too, or something similar to that, or the tightness of the strings would damage my guitar..

Things go real technical, and although I'd really like to get my feet wet at the technical side of guitars, I'm afraid of damaging mine.. should I not worry about learning the anatomy of the guitar and get it professionally set up, or should I try and learn by trial and error...

either way, I was hoping of someone could give me a clear explanation for lowering my strings..
#2
what type of guitar?


and it should be lowered at the bridge not the neck.
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#3
You should probably ask someone who knows like a guy at a guitar shop. DOnt try to do it yourself or you might screw something up
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#4
^wrong.

its simple for a strat u lower these two screws per saddle. u use a tiny allen wrench.



for TOM type you just loosen the top screw and then the thumbwheel can move (pointed to by red arrow) you move it down for lower actioin.




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#6
**** so I don't raise the actual thing that holds the saddles(I guess that would be the bridge?)
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#7
anyone?? please help i think i screwed up
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#8
Quote by ATLBraves2014
**** so I don't raise the actual thing that holds the saddles(I guess that would be the bridge?)



no, you lower it to lower your action, and you only lower the entire bridge instead of the saddles if its a floyd rose ( in which case you turn the pivot screws clockwise to lower the entire bridge)
#9
Quote by ATLBraves2014
**** so I don't raise the actual thing that holds the saddles(I guess that would be the bridge?)



on an epi sg?

u loosen the screw, on the bridge, above where the red arrow is. then the whole post will become loose. that will let u spin the thumbwheel on that post. u adjust it, then do the same to the other side.
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