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adjust the action

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by Greg9564, Mar 10, 2021.

  1. Greg9564

    Greg9564 TDPRI Member

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    Hi all
    Stupid question from a newbie
    You adjust the telecaster action by screwing the brass barrels down or up and there should be a 1.5 mm gap at 12 th frett between strings and frett ?
    I would like to have a go at setting it myself
    Thanks Greg
     
  2. Norris Vulcan

    Norris Vulcan Tele-Afflicted

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    Yep, you got it. I'd take the 1.5mm gap as a guide - all guitars are different.
    And if you screw up, you just wind it back and have another go :)

    Remember that if you lower your strings you may have to lower the pickups too.

    There are many informative threads on here about action, neck relief, etc.
    Try a search.
     
  3. RowdyHoo

    RowdyHoo Tele-Meister

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    Yeah, don’t get hung up in a single height as the "correct" height. Lots of things can impact what works best for you such as string gauge, playing style (speed versus bending), to name a few. Play around with it to see what feels best. That’s actually a good rule for everything guitar related. Good luck and have fun!
     
  4. Greg9564

    Greg9564 TDPRI Member

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    Thanks guys
    This site is so helpful
     
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