#1
Is it possible to change the action with your strings still on the acoustic? And which way would I turn the 'key' in the soundhole that would raise the action?
#3
[quote="'Tommy[fin"]']Don't adjust the truss rod by yourself.

First you have to find out why the action is low, eg. Is the neck bent?

I have no idea, I just put on new strings and it seems to have changed on its own
#5
I have no idea, I just put on new strings and it seems to have changed on its own


This is probably because you put on lighter gauge strings than were on it before. Changing back to the original gauge strings will possibly cure the problem.
#6
Quote by Guitar Hack
Counter clockwise will raise the action and clockwise will lower it.

Stop talking.

Relief is not action and action is not relief. The truss rod adjusts the relief of your neck, which is the bow caused by the strings' pull on it. Action is adjusted by the height of the nut and the saddle.
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#7
Quote by Chad48309
Stop talking.

Relief is not action and action is not relief. The truss rod adjusts the relief of your neck, which is the bow caused by the strings' pull on it. Action is adjusted by the height of the nut and the saddle.


Lately Chad has been full of good advice.
I advise you to listen to him.

Until you understand the difference between relief and action and how it all relates to your guitar and the damage you can do. Take it to someone who knows what they're doing. If you want to learn, you can start reading stuff on the web, and preferably, get someone who knows what they're doing to show you all of this.
#8
But adjusting the truss rod will adjust the action whether that is the intent or not.
#9
^ The truss rod is part of the equation, yes. However, generally it is the last thing that would need to actually adjust the action. It is used to adjust neck relief. If the neck relief is fine (which it probably is, because you aren't hearing about buzzing problems or anything like that) the truss need not be adjusted to adjust the action. The other advice given here has the right path in this case.

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#10
Quote by Guitar Hack
But adjusting the truss rod will adjust the action whether that is the intent or not.

Gee, that's brilliant. The point is, they control two completely different things, and messing with one is a great way to ruin your guitar. Don't use the truss rod to adjust action.
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