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    Guitar action setup... the easy way!

    Hi everybody, i hope that this video may be useful for your guitar setups, enjoy!

    Guitar Survival Guide: Setting the action - The easy way! - YouTube

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    Grazie!
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    Quote Originally Posted by threeminutesboy View Post
    Grazie!
    Thank you!
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    Thank you. Is this you?
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    Yes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timeblock View Post
    Yes!
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    ... and - a very nice guitar!!
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    Thank you!

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    Well done!
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    I like a low action with no string buzz. I use 9s if that makes any difference - what sort of measurements should I be able to achieve on my Cutlass or JP6? I guess it partly depends on how hard a player strikes the strings?

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    Thanks for the video!

    Do I understand your procedure correctly: 1) set neck to perfectly flat, using careful truss rod adjustment 2) set string heights at 24th fret to 1.5 to 1.75 mm with saddle adjustment and 3) Adjust neck to bow just a little bit (1/4 turn at a time, play for a while between truss rod adjustments) until fret buzz is gone.

    Is that the procedure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mace13 View Post
    Thanks for the video!

    Do I understand your procedure correctly: 1) set neck to perfectly flat, using careful truss rod adjustment 2) set string heights at 24th fret to 1.5 to 1.75 mm with saddle adjustment and 3) Adjust neck to bow just a little bit (1/4 turn at a time, play for a while between truss rod adjustments) until fret buzz is gone.

    Is that the procedure?
    Yes, exactly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill S View Post
    I guess it partly depends on how hard a player strikes the strings?
    Absolutley! Some players developed a very light touch and can get away with very low action. The rest of us don't. It also depends on how much buzz a player is willing to accept. It is always a compromise.

    Also remember that when doing our setups, we focus on fret buzz that is of no consequence when we actually play music. If we want low action, the goal should not be "no buzz" but the maximum amount of buzz that we *don't* notice when we actually enjoy ourself playing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrKev View Post
    Also remember that when doing our setups, we focus on fret buzz that is of no consequence when we actually play music. If we want low action, the goal should not be "no buzz" but the maximum amount of buzz that we *don't* notice when we actually enjoy ourself playing.
    Exactly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mace13 View Post
    Thanks for the video!

    Do I understand your procedure correctly: 1) set neck to perfectly flat, using careful truss rod adjustment 2) set string heights at 24th fret to 1.5 to 1.75 mm with saddle adjustment and 3) Adjust neck to bow just a little bit (1/4 turn at a time, play for a while between truss rod adjustments) until fret buzz is gone.

    Is that the procedure?
    I still donít get how step 1 works - how do you gauge when the neck is flat ? Sorry for the total noob questions

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    I remember meeting up with Jonny Dubai, when I was in Dubai lol. A fantastic legatto, and tapping guitarist. He is an amazing player. I played his Axis and I wasn't able to do much on it. I'm a Kossoff kind of guitarist. It was set up for him .... so it's what we English say "Horses for Courses".
    A great video by the way and your English was fantastic - boy I wish I could speak a second/third language !
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