View Full Version : Wide/Fat setup

04-29-2012, 12:36 AM
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.

04-29-2012, 01:46 AM
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.

04-29-2012, 05:35 AM
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.

David Grantham
04-29-2012, 11:19 PM
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.