I've always wondered... Action vs. Volume
Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:22 PM
Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:33 PM
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." Jimi Hendrix
Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:16 PM
ANY guitar will have fret buzz if you strum it hard enough. The higher the action, the harder you can strum without buzz. Also, if the action is on the low side and you get buzz, the buzz prevents the strings from vibrating more if you were to strum hard enough to get more volume.
So, really, higher action does not make a guitar louder. But it may let you PLAY it louder if you want.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:29 AM
This is probably one of the reasons it takes me a while to acclimate to an electric - I tend to overplay the things.
I guess I ain't much of a Tone Hound though. Every guitar I own is a very different beast from the next. And I multi-task them all so it is not like I have this guitar for strumming and that guitar for fingerpicking or something.
But volume for me is a must.
"I play so rough - I stomp 'em - I don't peddle 'em"