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warped_guitarist

Member Since 03 Apr 2003
Offline Last Active Sep 26 2007 02:41 PM
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In Topic: Raising the action

26 September 2007 - 02:41 PM

QUOTE (ninjato @ Sep 26 2007, 01:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Raising the action is not going to solve your issue. If the E string is "slipping" then it's your technique, not the guitar. The strings still have to come down the the same level as the frets when playing. Obviously it's not slipping when you are not fretting it.


I have to disagree with it being a problem with my technique as I have been playing for over 10 years and not had this happen before. I currently have a Les Paul which I play also and does not have the same problem. I realise raising the action gives the guitar a different feel...I wouldn't mind raising the action a fraction as it is nice and fast at the moment, but for playing aggresively with chords etc the strings are just to close to the fretboard for my liking. A mate told me that I may have to get the Nut or string saddle (or both) re-cut due to the string being too close to the edge of the guitar. I only got this guitar a month or so ago and have 2-3 gigs per week as of next week so what should I do - just take it to a tech to sort out?

Chris


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