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String Height at 12th


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A somewhat 'open' question.... :unsure:

 

There are many variables involved....

 

What sort of guitar...

 

In my experience there are different answers for different guitars and styles of music

 

Personally I don't measure the height per se

 

Just adjust as low as possible to avoid string buzz

 

So therefore a 'shredding' solid electric wearing 9's could be 2mm at the 12th fret

 

Compared to an acoustic strung with 12's at 3-4mm...

 

Generally the high E somewhat lower than the bottom E.... <_<

 

V

 

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A somewhat 'open' question.... :unsure:

 

There are many variables involved....

 

What sort of guitar...

 

In my experience there are different answers for different guitars and styles of music

 

Personally I don't measure the height per se

 

Just adjust as low as possible to avoid string buzz

 

So therefore a 'shredding' solid electric wearing 9's could be 2mm at the 12th fret

 

Compared to an acoustic strung with 12's at 3-4mm...

 

Generally the high E somewhat lower than the bottom E.... <_<

 

V

 

:-({|=

 

Somehow you appear to have created a freaky double post by replying? But anyway I thought we were in the Les Paul Forum so didn't need to specify. My Bad [cursing]

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I've just ordered a string height guage and wondered what is generally deemed as a good low action at the 12th for both E strings...

 

electric or acoustic?

 

my ball park is something like

 

electrics: 2/64s High E, 3/64s low E

 

Acoustic: ~ 2/32s High, 3/32 ~ 4/64s Low E

 

neck relief of course, plays a big factor as does the condition of the fret board (eg: how level your frets are)

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Gibson's official recommendation:

 

12th fret- treble side - 3/64"

12th fret - bass side - 5/64"

 

Read all about it at http://www.gibson.co...itar-Setup.aspx

 

//Robert

I was annoyed to find the following picture in the linked article:

 

basicsetup-neckchk1.jpg

 

[confused]

 

Really sick. [thumbdn]

 

Supporting the neck is the most common way how it can never be done correctly. Measurement and adjustment will be just guesses. No matter what guitar, it has to be tuned, measured and adjusted in playing position, i. e. strapped around a player's neck in case of an instrument played Spanish style. The "real" G force, i. e. the one caused by the masses of our Mother Earth and the guitar, will change everything.

 

I know there are lots of guitar techs out there who do it wrong, and perhaps I can guess myself lucky they do so since their clothing would cause dings and dongs otherwise. Luckily I know for sure that Thomann's luthiers know how to do it correctly and what clothes to wear for working on guitars owned by people like me who love them in mint condition whatever may come.

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