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#1 User is offline   lolo_guitar 

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 02:32 PM

hi
what would be the best action?

i think mine has a high action
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#2 User is offline   Al Thompson 

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 12:01 PM

View Postlolo_guitar, on 19 January 2016 - 02:32 PM, said:

hi
what would be the best action?

i think mine has a high action


I don't think that anyone can answer that question except you. It all comes down to what you prefer, and what your playing style is.
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Posted 22 January 2016 - 05:07 AM

my luthier worked with this guitar but with 10-46 gauge strings

now i play with 9-42

i don't like low action because not good for bends if you have not the good settings

i look for inch or mm
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Posted 31 January 2016 - 08:54 AM

You are absolutely right, they are set extremely high from the factory. I set my spirit at the 15 fret to 4/64 across all strings and had no buzz issues, Dont forget to lock the bridge and unlock the allen on the side of the bridge. I also put a new head piece that accepts regular strings and double ball style, a little bit pricey at $80 but worth it, now I use ernie ball .010 thru .046. I have one other problem yet to cure and that is the extremely low output of the neck and center pickups as opposed to the bridge humbucker, no adjustment will help and I dont like having to spend $175 on a couple of hot rail pickups to replace them with, especially since this is a brand new guitar. Very poor thought on the manufactures part. I have ordered a boost pedal to fix that for now though. Good Luck!
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#5 User is offline   NickAr 

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 08:08 AM

does someone use low string action here?
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Posted 09 May 2018 - 02:58 PM

I have a Hohner G3T and have 0.010-0.46 set as low as it will go without buzzing; I don't have measurements as I did not set it up to any. I just adjusted the saddles to low-no-buzz then locked them. The thing plays great.

I need to get the head conversion piece so I can use regular strings; I'd like to drop to 008-038.

This post has been edited by rickc: 09 May 2018 - 03:00 PM

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