A Wooden Sanding Block– Non-wooden will do but again, it’ll require more elbow grease. Also fret the 12th fret and the 1st fret of the low E string at the same time (you can use a capo at the first fret to make this easier) and tap the string at the 6th fret. Related Items String Spacing Rule; StewMac Safe Slot Nut Guard; Previous Next. It looks like the nut isn't low enough. The general rule of thumb is .012" on the high E, then that + half the diameter of the string for the balance of them. If your string reaches the feeler gauge (.018 inches is the best gauge to use for optimal nut action height) you are all set. I am working on installing a pre-slotted nut on a Tele. Either in 1/32” or 1/64” if possible. Jun 24, 2012 #1. fritferret TDPRI Member. String height at the nut should be as low as possible without causing open string buzz. String height at the nut can also be affected by the condition of the frets, string gauge and pick attack. Joined: May 17, 2012 Location: boston, ma. Then tune back up, and use the feeler gauge to check the distance once more. That is a very generic setup that a lot of people can do with. Clean the nut slot. The following setup procedures and specifications are for your Telecaster as equipped with the strings that come on the instrument as standard equipment from the factory. Adjust the first-string bridge saddle to the scale length, measuring from the inside of the nut to the center of the bridge saddle. what counts as high action on a tele? Personally, I don't care for that progression - the low E ends up ~.034" up with a set of 10s, which feels too high. To measure the height of the strings at the nut, measure from the In order to make adjustments to the action of the nut, you will need a set of files, one that coincides with the width of each string rut in the nut, a feeler gauge, a tuner, and some time and a whole lot of patience. I have found this guitar is very sensitive on the first couple frets, meaning it easily goes sharp with any pressure. Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by fritferret, Jun 24, 2012. The Erlwine book gives string height at nut as about .012" for the high E string and about .024" for the low E. Is this measured at the 1st fret? I do my personal guitars a low as humanly possible because thats what i like. i'll measure my current height and post once i find my ruler. For electric guitars, in our opinion, a good default string height at the 12th fret is typically about 6/64th of an inch (2.38mm) on the bass side and 4/64th of an inch (1.59mm) on the treble side. Measure both E strings and report back. I check it all with a feeler gauge. In order to measure the height of your guitar’s strings, you should have either a ruler, a feeler gauge, or a specialized string action gauge. i tend to like high actual on other guitars. Diecast tuners can make a light-bodied Tele a bit neck-heavy, so swapping them out for a set of vintage-style Kluson lookalikes can improve the cosmetics and feel. Measure from the top of the fret to the bottom of the string. For use with the Safe Slot Nut Guard: a slim-size String Spacing Rule: Raise the rule to the top of your nut blank using the flexible plastic shims included. Steps to Get the Nut Height Filed Correctly. Now adjust the distance of the second-string saddle back from the first saddle, using the gauge of the second string as a measurement. tele string height? i'm still kind of new to teles. The distance between the string and the 1st fret would nearly always be below .020 (.5 mm). When I am certain of the condition of the frets I set action at the nut as low as possible. Measure the string height at the twelfth fret. I start at .012" and end around .020" and never have any problems. If you plan to change string gauges, you may need to adjust the specs somewhat to compensate for the changes in string sizes. Scrape, cut, or file away any old glue or finish residue from the sides and bottom … Alternatively, if you’re doing a lot of behind the nut string-bending tricks, you may want to consider modernising with some diecast staggered-post tuners. .018 height over first fret for the nut height 4-6/32nds over 17th fret for bridge height depending on which strings you use and how low you like your action. If it doesn’t, you need to file down the nut. Repeat until you reach the proper height, and then move … Start by loosening the string, not taking it off. Posts: 21. Select a file that best fits the fret, and file the fret down a small amount. Stacked feeler gauges can be used if you have a low nut, but they can be too stiff to conform to the radius of the fretboard.


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