View Full Version : Action eveness
04-02-2008, 03:30 PM
Im trying to set up my guitar myself. Im not so good:icon_redf...but im getting better. anyways my question is, how do I make the action the same height all the way down the fretboard...the top frets are nice and close, but the bottoms a lil higher...
If you're talking bottom frets (as in towards the nut) then tighten the truss rod. If you're talking about towards the bridge, then lower the saddles. :thumbs:
If you adjust the truss rod, make adjustments in quarter turns and allow the neck to settle for a few minutes before you adjust it again. Be gentle with it, but don't be scared to turn it. It won't break unless you neanderthal it. :D
04-02-2008, 03:47 PM
:doh:whoops i reversed it...yeah the ones near the bridge are higher off of it... I will try that though, thanks alot man:thumbs::notworthy
No prob, bro. I learned this stuff the hard way. It's cool you're learning it yourself...fuck tech's. They're too expensive. :icon_lol:
Also, when you lower the strings, you might need to loosen/tighten the truss rod anyways. A neck should have a little bit of relief. If it starts to buzz in the first 3 frets, you need to loosen it. If it buzzes around 12-15, it needs to be tightened. Just a tip. :thumbs:
04-02-2008, 04:02 PM
Yes they are too expensive, thats why im learning haha...Sounds good thanks again bro:notworthy
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