Re: Recommended action for guitar strings (10-52)
A good starting point is about 1.5 mm on the treble side, and 2.0 mm on the bass side...
As stated by RGTFanatic: neck relief, nut height (neck angle is usually only used to correct a too high, or too low bridge at your preferred action, not to actually set action.) will effect how low you can go... also, fret wear and/or leveling will effect how low you can go without buzz.
My preference is this: Whatever feels good for the particular guitar without/ or at least tolerable, buzz. Some guitars will have a great feel even with what some would consider crazy high action (I set up a Strat with a 12" radius at just over 3.5 mm both the high and low sides and it felt like butter, most would consider that high action) so it also depends on the guitar.
Last edited by MicJustMic; 10-16-2011 at 10:43 PM.