Setting action on UV777...
I've been playing the hell out of this guitar and I'm still not used to it. I pick up my six strings... and I'm fast as hell and clean as the day is long. I get out the UV777 and my ability goes in the pooper.
So I did what I did 15 years ago when I was learning... broke out some old tapes of guitars players I loved (Vai, Gilbert, and Petrucci's Rock Discipline) and I started doing calesthenics to get my hands used to the strings.
I spent a great deal of time getting the tremolo setup and it looks just like it does in the tech setup area on this site.
I was doing some of JP's warmups at the 10th fret and noticed how high my action is. At the 12th fret, I measured almost 5-mm of clearance from the fretboard to the bottom of the 7th string. That can't be right.
How much clearance do you guys have there?
This has to be a truss rod adjustment, because when I use the string as a straight-edge, I can see a significant dip from frets 7 through 17. Do you think the neck needs the rod tightened? Opinions, questions and comments aren't just welcome, I need them!! It's almost uncomfortable to play that high up on the neck because the strings are so high up.