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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-29-2011, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Trem stud height preference

Looking for some opinions. I bet I came to the right place

I typically set my string height by having the stud on the low string side a little higher than the treble side. This makes the trem not be horizontal to the body of the guitar by a 2 or 3 mm.

I'm curious to know if the majority do this or keep the stud posts the exact same height and use shims on the trem saddles to adjust the sting action.

It seems the "better" way would be to keep the trem level so you get the knife edges to sit as best as they can in the post.

Does the 2 or 3 mm in height make a difference? I've never had any tuning problems using my method. Any thoughts?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-29-2011, 03:29 PM
 
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Re: Trem stud height preference

A lot of people do this, and it's perfectly fine according to Rich Harris:
"It is perfectly fine that the bridge is at an angle!! [the treble side lower than the bass]. Wound strings need much more room to oscillate than the fine treble strings. You can run treble action much lower than bass without buzz and is perfectly fine to do."

If Rich says it's OK, than it's more than OK.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-29-2011, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Trem stud height preference

I looked all over his site for that info. I kept searching for "stud".

Like I said, I have never had problems but OCD started kicking in and I got thinking about it.

Thanks for the posting the quote.
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Re: Trem stud height preference

I definitely run the bridge a little higher on the bass side. I set them up lower than I used to, so I usually have the low E string 2mm from the top of the fret to the center of the string and the high E 1.5mm from the top of the fret to the center of the string.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-29-2011, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Trem stud height preference

Yep. My setup, too.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-05-2011, 08:33 PM
 
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Re: Trem stud height preference

Hmm, I actually have the treble side much higher than the bass... ^^
Unique preferences FTW!
Somehow, I can only prevent fretting out with the treble side higher. Hmm. Works for me.
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Re: Trem stud height preference

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I looked all over his site for that info. I kept searching for "stud".

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why would you be searching for me? You can easily PM me.





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Re: Trem stud height preference

Linuxpenguin is Rich?!!!?!?!
PLOT TWIST!
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Linuxpenguin is Rich?!!!?!?!
PLOT TWIST!
haha excuse me while I go vomit in the corner. im sure he's doing the same
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haha excuse me while I go vomit in the corner. im sure he's doing the same
hahaha
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