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Ok, so I am not a luthier, but I try to do as much as I can to get a guitar playing good. I bought an '94 Jackson Fusion from Guitar Center and am trying to get the action lower before I address intonation issues. My go-to is always Rich's setup info... but I set the neck relief to about .25mm and the action is higher in the middle of the neck than it is at the 24th fret and I'm not sure what to do. The action is still pretty high, like 2mm at the 7th - 9th fret area and 1.75 at the 24th fret. Any advice would be appreciated!


A side note, the nut height is way too high and the low E intonation screw is stripped on the trem baseplate. I'm starting to have thoughts about just returning the guitar, but its a beauty and they are getting harder to find for a good price.
 

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I'd take it to a luthier if you really like it. High nut and possible fret level.
I did find two frets that were high. The nut height measures 1mm off the 1st fret and there are no shims in under the nut.

I talked to a good local guitar tech and he's going to take a look at it this weekend. I sure hate to let go of this cool little axe, but if the neck can't get down to buttery low action I'm not going to drop $150 for a new OFR. Someone on the JCF Forum mentioned that you can helicoil the stripped threads in the baseplate though... I had no ide they made helicoils that small.
 
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