What does this mean?

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by yazi, May 11, 2007.

  1. yazi

    yazi Banned

    I am sure 4/64 of an inch is not 0.0625 inch. It would be too low an action. So what does this 4/64 mean?
     
  2. angel_of_sin

    angel_of_sin bassist.....

    where did ya get dis??? send us da link.......................u r right it would b too low........................
     
  3. tallkien

    tallkien DIY GURU

    That's exactly what it means. .0625 inches is 1.58mm Which is about right I would think

    Note: It doesn't say there but action is usually measured at fret 12
     
  4. angel_of_sin

    angel_of_sin bassist.....

    ^^u talking bout an electric or acoustic????????????
     
  5. yazi

    yazi Banned

    I am talking about electric. But how do I measure it? A scale? Or make a mark on a parer?
     
  6. tallkien

    tallkien DIY GURU

    vernier scale I would imagine
     
  7. yazi

    yazi Banned

    And where do I measure it from the wooden or metal part of the fretboard?
     
  8. yazi

    yazi Banned

    Because when I set it at 4/64 from wood, the strings produce little sound. Maybe I need to lower my pups?
     
  9. tallkien

    tallkien DIY GURU

    from the top of the fret to the bottom of the string, and unless you have V callipers don't bother, you're never going to be able to measure anywhere near that accurately. Don't you think you're obsessing over this a little?
     
  10. raj.hendrix

    raj.hendrix New Member

    ^^my thoughts the same...just see if its comfortable man and play away.
     
  11. thehundredthone

    thehundredthone New Member

    :shock:

    yazi you need to go by what you think is comfortable and not a website's definition of low. It's just that various actions are close to these numbers. It's not always going to be exactly 1/16"
     
  12. laneymaney

    laneymaney Banned

    hard hitters need higher action and thicker strings...thats all i know. Thats why im putting 10s on the slammer!
     
  13. yazi

    yazi Banned

    I am a 9 guy
     
  14. laneymaney

    laneymaney Banned

    ive used 9s for three years. But i just got some GHS 10s cus ill be dropping to C on the slammer
     
  15. yazi

    yazi Banned

    OOH, going metal, are we?
     
  16. laneymaney

    laneymaney Banned

    Bullet for my valentine to be specfic. Those guys only play on C....
     
  17. yazi

    yazi Banned

    Nice, do a cover of 'suffocating under Words'
     
  18. laneymaney

    laneymaney Banned

    we were aiming at Hit the floor and Tears dont fall
     
  19. yazi

    yazi Banned

    Cool:beer:
     
  20. laneymaney

    laneymaney Banned

    first jam this sunday...the drummer is awesome! hes like 15 and can play better than most 20yr olds..
     

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