#1
I am completely new to guitars and decided to purchase an epiphone les paul standard as my first. I have been playing with it for a few days an tonight I noticed that the bridge is angled, making the 6th string about 3 or 4 mm higher than the 1st string. Is this normal to have? If not how the hell do I fix it?
#3
Well since those strings are smaller, wouldn't they have to be closer to the bridge than the thick strings? It's called setting the action. most guitar come straight from the store with crappy action like that. I like to set my action (or strings from the neck) as high as possible. That way, thay don't buzz and I get clear notes. You should too.
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#4
its probably a tune o matic if just use a flat head screwdriver and tighten the screw that the 6th string is closest too and there ya go and tune it afterwards
#5
Quote by dre1285
I am completely new to guitars and decided to purchase an epiphone les paul standard as my first. I have been playing with it for a few days an tonight I noticed that the bridge is angled, making the 6th string about 3 or 4 mm higher than the 1st string. Is this normal to have? If not how the hell do I fix it?

It's generally normal to have the thicker strings a bit higher since they need more room under them to vibrate than smaller strings do. If you mean something else, please clarify. Pics are also useful
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Last edited by Dirk Gently at Mar 18, 2007,
#6
The bridge has an independent height adjustment strew on each side and each string has a flathead screw to adjust its position. So if this is normal, would it be ok to set it to a level plane so that my pick doesnt hit the low E every time I strum?

some pics for reference

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/149/424871243_a2d2239106.jpg?v=0
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/156/424871205_c516ecd8a1.jpg?v=0
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/165/424871226_8209baeb19.jpg?v=0

notice on the third pic how one side is raised pretty high while the other is flush with the body

Edit: the only reason I ask this is because I am trying to learn chords and I keep hitting the low E on everything. It is becoming a problem because and I think this may be partly to blame.
Last edited by dre1285 at Mar 18, 2007,
#7
Oh yeah, that's WAY off. If you want your action low, I'd lower both sides all the way to the body, keep raising both sides slightly until you don't get any buzz from any string (play higher up on the neck), and then you can raise whichever side is lower to be even with the other side.
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