The higher the strings, the more tension they have, and the harder it.
Electric guitar setup string height.
Check the height between the fret located at the neck and body joint, and the bottom of each string (refer to the specifications chart for the proper measurement).
You can change the string’s height by adjusting the bridge saddle.
Many guitars have either a fender or gibson style bridge.
Always ensure that you’re using the correct wrench size.
Pickup height is measured from the pole piece to the bottom of the string on the bass.
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Check the height between the seventeenth fret and the bottom of each string (refer to the specifications chart for the proper measurement).
To setup the string height you will place a capo on fret 1 and then use the ruler to measure the gap between the strings and the frets at fret 12.
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How to do it once the truss rod has been properly tweaked, simply raise or lower the bridge’s vertical screw, or screws, to adjust the string height (photo 4).
Depending on which type of saddle style you have will determine how you can adjust the height.
For electric guitars, in our opinion, a good default string height at the 12th fret is typically about 6/64th of an inch (2.38mm) on the bass side and 4/64th of an inch (1.59mm) on the treble side.
String height or action describes the distance between the top of your frets to the bottom of your strings.
Typically, acoustic guitars have an action of 7/64″ (2.8 mm) on the low e string, and 5/64″ (2 mm) on the high e string.
You may want to play that string a little to see if the playability has improved for you.
At the 12th fret, aim for about 2.38mm at the sixth string (thickest), and about 1.59mm at the first.
For acoustic guitars, we’ll want to go just a bit higher than this:
Action determines how much pressure and distance is required for the string to make full contact with each fret.