#1
I just bought myself an ESP LTD EC 1000 Deluxe
The intonation is perfect but I want to lower the action

If I lower the action myself, will I have to re-intonate it????
will I Just mess everything up
cause I would'nt mind learning this myself or with some help of you guys, without taking it to a shop to pay for it and wait a week
#3
Quote by imposiitin
lowering your action WON'T affect your intonation or tune so go ahead!



yes it does affect your tuning (and it barely scratches the intonation)

just don't lower it too much
#6
Quote by imposiitin
but it moves the strings up and down not back and forward so it shouldn't ?

If you move them up and down, then they lengthen or shorten accordingly.


-Edit for clarity, I hope-
When the action changes, the point of the string that sits on the saddle must change (just not much). It's like a triangle that you are manipulating, in order for one side to grow or shrink, another also must.


Plus, I believe distance of the string from the fretboard itself affects the intonation, so even if the point it sits in the saddle didn't move, then it would change still.
Last edited by Vykk Draygo at Nov 1, 2007,
#7
Quote by Vykk Draygo
If you move them up and down, then they lengthen or shorten accordingly.


exactly, they don't make a big difference like moving the saddles would do
#8
just lower it then reintonate. it's not a big deal.

it's a TOM right?



loosen the screws on the top of the bridge posts. lower the thumbscrews pointed to by red arrows. and the tighten it all up again.

then fret the strings at the 12th. compare it to the open note.


if any of the strings are off, then adjust this screw until they match.
retuning the open note after every adjustment.
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#9
The guy above me is absolutelt right. He even had pictures and everything. Lucky for you.
Oh, and dont lower it to much at a time.
And
Strings make a difference too. Factory strings will buzz after a while unless it comes with brand name ones.....just a tip
#10
Quote by dewdadrew
The guy above me is absolutelt right. He even had pictures and everything. Lucky for you.
Oh, and dont lower it to much at a time.
And
Strings make a difference too. Factory strings will buzz after a while unless it comes with brand name ones.....just a tip


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