Wide/Fat setup

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  1. DGTplayer

    DGTplayer New Member

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    Those of you with these necks,
    How high do you set your action? Just curious where other people are feeling theirs. I'm using 10's, playing blues and rock on a H2 but the website setup seems a little high to me.
    Thanks!
     
  2. CharlieFoxtrot

    CharlieFoxtrot New Member

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    My two SE's are wide fat as is my SC 245 and I use 10's. On all three guitars (one SE is a trem) I set the action to the factory spec for the bridge type and then lower it just a little, maybe not even a full 1/64". I also like just a slight bit of neck relief from dead on flat so that I don't fret out on bends up around the 20th - 22nd frets.
     
  3. MykeWright

    MykeWright Bridge constructor

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    Firstly I measure my action at the 14th fret and with a capo on the 1st fret.

    Bass side 4/64", treble 3/64" and if it's got a trem, I use a Stew-Mac 10" radius gauge the set the middle 4 strings.
     
  4. David Grantham

    David Grantham New Member

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    Generally speaking I usually go 1/64" below factory setup with very little relief. This works well for me with 11-49 gauge strings. I have some set-up with 10's that feel good just a tad higher. I had to set the dirty 100 up a bit higher due to the shorter scale length.
     

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