Hi all! First post here. I have a 3 month old FMT HH set neck Tele. Purchased from Sweetwater. Sound is exactly what I'm looking for. Problem is I cannot get action as low as I would like for this guitar. I have a fairly aggressive playing style at times. I've tried different amounts of neck relief and have settled at .010"/.25mm but that puts action on the low E at 8/64"/3.16mm.
I use 10's for strings. I still get some buzz in frets 1-3 when I'm hitting the strings hard on the e,a &d strings. Only really noticeable when I'm playing the amp clean. Little dirty and it's not an issue.
Is this reasonable or should I be able to get lower action? I would normally go back to where I bought it but I live in NY. Want to avoid sending it back to Indiana!
Thanks in advance for looking.
I have always played with low action and, I use a thin pick. I have never had an aggressive playing style hence not much fret buzz. Let the amp do the work. The harder you strum or pick the more the string or strings vibrate. It's common sense. I Love low action because it allows more articulation and, finesse in a professional playing style. If you are going to keep playing aggressively I would suggest to keep your action high or fret buzz will be there.