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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-20-2002, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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Action on my UV neck - how to fix? - String clearance

I don't have much experience with adjusting stuff on guitars. *But here's the thing:

I paid to have the setup done on my Universe. *Right now the action's pretty low. *The string clearance of the low B string is about 1mm at the nut and between 2mm& 2.5mm at the 24th fret. *Shouldn't it be uniform up and down the neck? *Also the trem seems really loose. *The knife level of the trem is parallel to the body, so at least that seems okay.

I haven't played the seven string much. *I bought it cuz it was pretty cheap and it was a Universe. *The previous owner added a mirror-chrome pickguard, so it doesn't look all bad. *But I'd like to get it in better shape as practice on setup. *I'm almost disappointed my JEM Jr's setup seems just about perfect.


Any advice? *More than anything, I want to know if I got screwed on paying for a bad setup. *A friend told me the shop that did it screwed up his Urge bass, so it wouldn't surprise me.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-21-2002, 01:19 AM
 
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Action on my UV neck - how to fix?

I don't think the action can be uniform all the way up the neck because when you pluck a string it vibrates in an eliptical pattern, so it would need more clearance in the middle of the string than at the ends.
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