#1
Hey, im so pissed! I just bout this guitar but the action is WAAY too high! I tried to lower the damn tune-o-matic bridge to the end but the action is still way to high on the high end of the fretboard. Any1 here have any ideas for lowering the action significantly?

I would seriously appriciate it!
#3
wat kinda guitar?
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#4
thats not posssible!!!

it can't be, if you could take a pitcher and post it, i may have an idea
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#5
Dude i would but i but i dont want to touch it! Besides, the action isnt too bad on the top part of the fretboard.
#6
oo wait nvm sry i forgot that the title said it
im not super observant lol
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#8
Lower the post on the "higher" side of the bridge.
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#10
Quote by Will_Minus
Lower the post on the "higher" side of the bridge.


The what?
#11
right, i haqve an esp 400 viper and mine has the same bridge but the action is awsome!!! (best guitar i have palyed for the price, out plays a gibson SG)
make sure the screws which hold the bridge in are tight, that will lover the action, and if the little turning things on either side of the bridge which adjust the action wont move unless you loosen your strings, so do both those thingsd and see if it help,

p.s - is the neck straight???
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#12
Quote by sexyguitargod
right, i haqve an esp 400 viper and mine has the same bridge but the action is awsome!!! (best guitar i have palyed for the price, out plays a gibson SG)
make sure the screws which hold the bridge in are tight, that will lover the action, and if the little turning things on either side of the bridge which adjust the action wont move unless you loosen your strings, so do both those thingsd and see if it help,

p.s - is the neck straight???


Dude if you look at this pic>> http://iup.in/viewimage.php?img=5413

I have lowered both bridges to the max(by tightening the screws). The only thing i can think of is removing the bridge where u set the intonation and changing the screws on it. I thought of this because if i look under it i see a bit of space. Can this be right or would this mess up the bridge?
#13
have you tried adjusting the truss rod in the neck?
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#14
NO!!!

dont do that!!!

it is an awsome guitar and it could ruin it!!!

take it to the guitar shop and let them check it out, i dont no what else to segest,
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Noise gate (cheap)
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#15
**** this dude, i live in Kuwait!! There's no good guitar shop. ****. What do you think of this dudes>> I unscrew the bridge and change the screws because the part that has the small heads on top of it has a bit of space under it. Sorry i know im not the best at explaining.... :P
#16
Whoa, those are some pretty thick strings. You might want to switch to a lighter guage, that will put less tension on the neck, which should help with the action.
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#17
just adjust the truss rod and raise the bridge back up.

i'll walk you through it

1: tighten the truss rod slowly so that the strings have low action. they may be touching the neck.

2; raise the bridge back up. this Might help solve the fretbuzz you get from the strings touching the neck.

3: if you still get buzz, loosen the trussrod slowly so that you have slighlty higher action, then you can lower the bridge some more.

play around doing this until your action is satisfactory.

also: try detuning your strings to lower the tension, and thus the action
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#18
Action looks fine to me. I swear, too many people these days complain about seemingly "high action".

I wouldn't adjust the truss rod, just because you don't know what you're doing, and it's probably the worst way to just lower your action. I say just get used to it, cause there really isn't anything wrong with action that's slightly high.