#1
yea my guitar's really old and the strings aren't close to the fretboard so i have to push down harder on the strings while playing. This slows me down and hurts the fingers more than what it should. How do i fix it for easy playing?
#2
You lower the action of the guitar, what kind of guitar is it?
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#4
it's an electric.....and i've been trying for years to find out what it is but i haven't been very successful. i got it from my dad. Teisco ET200 looks almost identical to it but i found a picture on the internet and the guy said he had no idea what it was.
#5
You know where the bridge is? On both sides of the bridge, there should be these wheels horizontal to the top of the guitar. Turn them clockwise to lower the bridge, and therefore lower the strings.
#7
From pictures of the Teisco ET200, it looks like the bridge has two thumbscrews to raise/lower action. It shouldn't be a problem.
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#8
Well, I'd help you, but I have absolutely what kind of tremolo is on that guitar.
Gear:
Ibanez RG7321 Seven String
Epiphone Iommi Signature SG
Digitech Scott Ian Black 13
VOX Valvetronix AD100VTH
Laney 4x12 w/Celestion 50s
#11
It's this kind of bridge, right?
*Picture is no longer relevant*
In that case, just use the thumbwheels to lower the bridge and the action. You may need to tune it up after this. Also, raise it just high enough so that the strings don't buzz. If it's still a problem, your nut may be too high.
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#12
u could lower the pickup, and try adjusting the truss rod.
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#13
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yea i tried that. but my pickups are HUGE. they stick out and my strings hit them when i lower it

You can't lower the pickups? You should be able to turn a screw on the pickup to lower it.
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#14
Tightening the screws next to the pickups should lower them...

nvm I just saw the picture.. they are peculiar I wouldnt know.
#15
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u could lower the pickup, and try adjusting the truss rod.

Do not listen to this man. Do not adjust the truss rod unless your relief is in question, which, to our knowledge, isn't. Don't do this.

From your pictures, I can see that you have adjusting screws right next to the pickups. You can turn those to raise/lower them. Not too much, though.
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#18
Don't mess with those. My guess is that those screws hold the pickup cover to the pickup. There are separate screws next to the pickup on the pickguard. Turn those.
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#20
Those should raise/lower the pickup. After that, you can lower them just enough so that they don't bump into your strings when you lower the action. If those screws don't do anything, then I'd say just take the pickguard off to figure out how they work, but you seem a little inexperienced for that. If you're really unsure, maybe you should take it to a shop and have it adjusted.
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#22
Just for future reference, don't post like we're in a chatroom. Just try and write enough text to warrant posting.
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#23
so should the screws be beside the pickups or on the actual pickups.....becuase the only screws i see are the ones on the actual pickups
#24
In the picture, at least, there are two silvery dots beside each pickup. I'm assuming those are screws. They should raise/lower the pickups.

Here, this may help: http://mediawebsource.com/guitar/pickupadjust.htm

Maybe it's my glasses or the quality of the image, but these look like screws:

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