How far should the strings be from the fretboard?
The distance between the strings and the neck at the 12th fret should be about 1.6 millimetres (0.063 in), or the width of a dime. Hold the flat end of a ruler against the neck and measure how high the strings are. If the strings are further than 1.6 millimetres (0.063 in), (high action) you need to lower the bridge.
Should guitar strings be the same height?
string height The string should be closest to the fret at the first fret, next to the nut. Think of it. As the string vibrates it will move the most in the center, the least at the ends. So you need a bit more height at the 12th fret than at the 1st fret.
How high should the strings be at the first fret?
In other words, you never have to measure the first fret action, and I never do. The distance between the nut and first fret is 11.2% of the distance between the nut and 12th fret. Assuming the neck is straight and the nut is set at fret height, the action at the first fret should be 11.2% of the action at the 12th.
What should the string height be on a Fender Stratocaster?
The height should measure 1/64″ for the 1st string and graduate to 2/64″ for the 6th string. Each thicker string should be slightly higher than the one before it.
Is my guitar bridge too high?
If the action is too high, the guitar will feel uncomfortable to play. If the action is too low, you will hear string buzzing. If your guitar’s action is too high, your fingers need to push the strings down really far before they come into contact with the strings. This can make it awkward to play and slows you down.
How often should you get a guitar setup?
Most players who practice an hour or so a day, or at least semi-regularly, with a mid/top-end guitar, will take theirs for a setup every 6-8 months. Some players even stated they go once per year, as they are what the committed guitarists may consider to be ‘casual’ players.
What is the correct height of guitar strings?
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.
How do you adjust fret height?
Make sure your neck is straight and adjust your truss rod needed. Rest the ruler or string action gauge tool on the 12th fret. Read the ruler from the bottom of the string. Repeat this for any other string on your guitar you need to measure.