String Height at the first fret

Cesar

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Hi Guys
I own two PRS, a Custom 24 and a SE Custom 24. My issue is with my Custom 24... I get a Sitar effect at the low E when played open, and does not happen when fretted....
Can someone tell me the ideal string height at the first fret for a Custom 24?
Many thanks for your help
Cesar
 

swede71

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It should be around 4/64 from bottom of string to top of the fret.What most people prefer for low E is .020-.016".Personally i like .018 if i have file a new nut.
 
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David Grantham

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Impervious

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It should be around 4/64 from bottom of string to top of the fret.What most people prefer for low E is .020-.016".Personally i like .018 if i have file a new nut.
4/64" is equivalent to .0625", which is significantly higher than the .020"–.016" range you describe. How do you account for that?
 

Roy

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3/64ths at 12th fret on low E for SE A55e and SE T20e.
 

swede71

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4/64" is equivalent to .0625", which is significantly higher than the .020"–.016" range you describe. How do you account for that?
Getting older and slightly confused ;)...no of course you’re correct.I don’t have a clue why I wrote that.
 

mtnman82

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String height at first fret: Is this measurement made while pressing down the string between the second and third frets?
 
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