What can I do? Check it with a straight edge steel ruler, could be low on the top edge. In order to remove and get access to the saddle, we will have to remove the strings.
However, if you have a newer guitar you typically have a two-way truss rod, since these became standard in the 1980s. You can still easily lower your action.
Remember, ever time you want to test the height of the saddle; you will have to replace the strings and retune the guitar. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
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No mention is made of string height at the first fret. If you find shims, remove them and slot the saddle back in place. So, first question: Cookies make wikiHow better. Trying to rewind your strings back on the tuners is a nightmare.
This is what Tommy Emmanuel does. Maton Australia brand incredible guitars make all his guitars for him to spec but he will always adjust it when he gets it. I have already done the filing BUT still find a large gap between the strings and frets…can I file the slot in which the saddle sits , and the bridge surface, to bring down the level of the strings, or will it affect the sound?
After you have completed those steps, we are ready to lower your guitar action on the bridge and saddle, so you can get back to playing again. Intonation refers to the accuracy of the pitches produced by fretting. Edit Related wikiHows. Notify me of new posts by email. Keep in mind that adjusting the saddle for a string corrects only that string.
Keep testing the saddle in the guitar to check your progress. If you have ever seen an electric guitar saddle, you may remember seeing the way all the individual saddle pieces are not in a straight line. This action setup should get you in the ballpark of where you are comfortable. Thanks for letting us know.
At this point you might consider bringing it to a tech to have them look at it. On my electrics and most of my acoustics, a 0.