Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Re: is my action height high. do i need some fret work done?
turning the truss rod to the right (tightening it) should make your action slightly more equal throughout the neck....i hate having even the slightest margin of difference from the 1st to the 24th fret, so i get mine as equal as possible.
the way i had the action on my jem when i first got it, was paper low from the 1st to the 12th (i kid you not and no fret buzz whatsoever) it played like air... but the 12 to 24 was so high off that it felt pointless to play anything on that guitar that wasn't just chords. so i tightened my truss rod and raised my action a little so that it would be almost equal the length of the neck. this might help get rid of fret buzz, but once you get it equal, you may have to raise the strings ever so slightly