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View Poll Results: What Action do you prefer?
EXTREMELY Low - 0-1.5mm on both E strings. 13 27.08%
Very Low - 1.5-1.7mm on both E strings. 6 12.50%
Low - 1.5-1.8mm High E, 2mm Low E. 20 41.67%
Medium - 2-2.5mm on High E, 2.5 Low E. 8 16.67%
High - 2.2+ on High E, 3mm+ on Low E. 1 2.08%
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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-26-2009, 02:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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As the title suggests, what action do you prefer?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-26-2009, 03:17 AM
 
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Re: Action!

Medium.
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-26-2009, 04:50 AM
 
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Re: Action!

1/16 inch = 1.5ish mm
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-26-2009, 05:24 AM
 
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Re: Action!

from top of fret wire to bottom of string - about 1.5mm ish at 12th fret
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-27-2009, 05:20 AM
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Re: Action!

i set it by by feel not measurement, guess pretty low, but not silly low.
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-27-2009, 07:21 AM
 
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Re: Action!

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i set it by by feel not measurement, guess pretty low, but not silly low.
yeah same, feel and sound - i listen out for excessive fret buzz and test wide string bends for choking out. Too low an action height also chokes out whammy bar pull ups prematurely. I go as low as i can without compromising these things.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-30-2009, 01:09 AM
 
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Re: Action!

i want it low as possible! some guitars can be lower than other before they buzz or cant do pull ups good,or trem problems.the guitar wich is the best is the one wich can go the lowest and is still good sounding.m jcustom is the best then a few jems but they are all different.the fretwork is the most important
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-30-2009, 05:52 AM
 
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Re: Action!

Low as I can get it.
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-04-2009, 03:00 PM
 
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Re: Action!

A medium-low, as I can't stand fret buzz, and I like my bends.
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-04-2009, 03:27 PM
 
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Re: Action!

I like it so low I am actually into negative numbers !
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-05-2009, 01:21 AM
 
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Re: Action!

As low as I can get it without buzz.
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-11-2009, 07:24 AM
 
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Re: Action!

When I started to play when I was 11 (I am 39 now) I had very low action.
Over the years I have started to go higher and higher.
Realized I got a better tone with higher action. But now I have lowered the action a bit.
Getting old I guess.
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-11-2009, 10:38 PM
 
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Re: Action!

The action on my Universe is low beyond belief.
I tweaked it in paranoid mode for months until I get this setup.
Any guy who takes it gets SCARED!
The bad side of this is that any other guitar feels horrible to me... so I play mine exclusively.
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