#1
what does it do, how do you adjust it, and how does it affect the sound? Because occasionally i have a little fret buzz and i read in another thread it might be the action, how should i fix it?
#2
what kind of gutiar?
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#4
it matters on how to go about adjusting it. so you have an adjusto matic bridge i suppose. loosen the strings and turn the two bolts on either side of the bridge so they get taller until the fret buzz is gone but still comfortable
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#5
Thanks a lot but how does the action affect the sound of the guitar?(i play mostly metalish stuff...)
#6
Flathead screwdriver for that one. Test every fret after adjusting it to make sure there is no buzz any where.
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#7
actionn is just a word for string height from the frets. it doesnt change the sound just the playability
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#9
the action. buzz is the result of low action
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#10
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actionn is just a word for string height from the frets. it doesnt change the sound just the playability

Very untrue, a high action guitar will have more volume and beter sound quality. Too high is not good, but people who lower their action as low as it gets, will have a slightly worse tone.
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#11
no wonder my strat sounds like shit theyre skimming every fret. thanks bro
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#12
Well this has been a pretty succesful thread. So basically action can affect the tone..what is tone?(i know im a complete idiot)
#13
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Very untrue, a high action guitar will have more volume and beter sound quality. Too high is not good, but people who lower their action as low as it gets, will have a slightly worse tone.


i have one of my guitars with low super low action with out fretbuzz... and i find its sounds better tone wise then with high action.....
#14
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i have one of my guitars with low super low action with out fretbuzz... and i find its sounds better tone wise then with high action.....


It's just about getting it set up well. I've had my PGM set up about a month ago and the action is just as low as it was but the fret buzz is gone (filed nut, raised bridge, straightened neck) and it gives me a lot of room to play around.

Thinking about it, how could a high action possibly be louder? The strings are further from the pickups. That makes no sense.
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#15
You can heighten your pickups
If your action is high, your strings are slightly flappier making them easier to bend and vibrate with a wider amplitude, thus adding volume with the same pickup height. The disadvantage is that fretting requires more effort, so fast runs are harder.
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Gibson les paul Studio faded, modded Buckethead style (killswitch, 1 tone, 1 vol)
Taylor Big Baby 306-GB
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Laney VC-15
Digitech Bad Monkey, EH Big Muff, crybaby JH-1
#16
There's definately such thing as "too high" action, particularily on acoustic guitars -- I'd consider your action "too high" if it impedes your ability to play, which it certainly can do.
Albeit low action makes for wobbly-sounding strings that buzz too much.
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Well this has been a pretty succesful thread. So basically action can affect the tone..what is tone?(i know im a complete idiot)

super-subjective. it's the sound you look for in an electric guitar.
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