#2
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#3
it looks pretty high,

but if I take a photo from my neck at the 10th/12th fret from
such a small distance it looks like my action is very high also.
so I think it ain't that high as it looks.
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#5
it's really hard to tell when it's that magnified but i dont think so. you don't want it real close to the frets cause then you'll get buzz.
#6
It' seems a little high for my taste, but there's no "right" action.......

A lot of people try to get it as low as possible, but it ultimately matters what you like...

Too high though... intonation becomes an issue..too low sustain, ability for notes to ring, and buzzing becomes an issue...

I usually prefer mine at(I haven't measured in mm): just under 3/32" high E off 12th fret, and about 3/32" Low E off 12th fret....
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#7
YES!

i suggest lighter strings
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#8
compared to alot of people
yes
compared to others
not quite as much.

It's a personal preference thing either way though
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Not sure if intonation is a problem, but if you think its too high, then its too high. Thats all there really is to it. Lighter guage strings strings probablywont do much. If its significantly higher in the center of the fretboard, compared to the ends of the fretboard, then the neck is bowing too much. You need a truss rod adjustment to fix that.
#12
it plays like crap,and yes its a hellraiser FR.i hate the aciton right now i took it to a luthier and he said theres a neck defect since its buzzing with such high action so guitar center is ordering a new one for me
#13
Best guideline, grab two quarters, and stackthem where you would put your finger (But under the strings) on the 12th fret. They should touch the strings. If not, its probably to high of action
#14
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Best guideline, grab two quarters, and stackthem where you would put your finger (But under the strings) on the 12th fret. They should touch the strings. If not, its probably to high of action


I can't even fit ONE quarter under my low E at the 12th, and I have no buzz at all.
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Not sure if intonation is a problem, but if you think its too high, then its too high. Thats all there really is to it. Lighter guage strings strings probablywont do much. If its significantly higher in the center of the fretboard, compared to the ends of the fretboard, then the neck is bowing too much. You need a truss rod adjustment to fix that.



I wasn't saying it was a problem for him, but if string action is too high, it takes more stretch for the string to be fretted because the distance is greater and it can throw off intonation(usually sharp) when playing...
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I wasn't saying it was a problem for him, but if string action is too high, it takes more stretch for the string to be fretted because the distance is greater and it can throw off intonation(usually sharp) when playing...



this is true...but I hope people dont usually use action that high 0.0

I can only imagine the kind of gorilla hands you'd need to play with a guitar with that kind of action haha.
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I can't even fit ONE quarter under my low E at the 12th, and I have no buzz at all.


What guitar are you using!?
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'93 Squier strat with .010s on it lol. It's got a really flat fretboard though (that's unusual for a Strat), so that might have something to do with it.