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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-28-2004, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Action height question

I have a js1000, and I read that Joe Satriani's action height measures 2/64ths at the 12 fret. I lowered my action to 2/64ths at the 12th fret and that made the action a little over 1mm at the 22nd fret on the low E string. I get string buzz, not that you can notice in the crunch and ultra channels, but in the clean channel you can hear a bit of buzzing. Does that sound right?

I dont have a really solid way of measuring in 64ths so I found a conversion and found out that 2/64ths = 0.794 of an inch and im using a feeler gauge.

am I doing something wrong?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-29-2004, 12:21 AM
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To me the English system's been THE most painful system I've dealt with...I do all my stuff in metric. As far as action height goes, I usually set my guitar up as low as possible with minimal string buzz, then I raise the bridge a bit so basically im raising the action. This way it eliminates the undetectable 'buzz' of strings and improves tone and sustain. Each player play wither certain action for a reason and satch's reason is probably different from yours or mine. I think finding one's own ground is important
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