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« on: October 06, 2010, 08:37:35 PM »

I should be getting my Sadowsky within a couple of months. I was wondering if I should have the action set up normal or low. I need to know what the Sadowsky shop calls normal and low set up? Does some one from the shop have the string height @ the 12th fret for normal and low action ? I like a very low action and have my Metro set up what I call very low. But need to know Sadowsky's interpretation of low. Thanks,


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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2010, 01:42:30 AM »

Here is the info straight from the horse's mouth:

Pickup height:

(bass fretted at the last fret)

Under the "G" string:
Neck = 6/64"
Bridge = 6/64"

Under the "E/B" string
Neck = 7/64"
Bridge = 7/64"

P Pickup (Reverse or standard):
G String = 6/64"
A String = 8/64"
B String = 7/64"

J pickup :
Treble = 5/64"
Bass = 6/64"

Try to keep the pickup heights even with the body or strings.


String Height

Hold down the first fret, measure off the top of the 12th fret (keep the ruler as level as you can.) take the reading from the bottom of the string.

4/5 string fretted:
-"G" 5/64ths
-"D" 5.5 /64ths
-"A" 5.5 /64ths
-"E" 6/64ths
-"B" 6.5 /64ths

** If you want lower action..4 - 5.5/64ths with gradual increments.

4/5 string fretless:

You can even go as low as (G) 3/64"- (B) 5/64", but I would start with the higher, also depends on your attack.

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