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Guitar action
« on: January 07, 2019, 05:04:21 pm »
      If a guitar has a fairly high action will a capo lower it a little

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Re: Guitar action
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2019, 05:12:25 pm »
Yes, but it's not a solution for a high action. It's much better to adjust the action.
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2019, 05:15:53 pm »
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Absolutely that.

You're best to have a luthier do a proper setup including lowering the action if it's currently too high.
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Re: Guitar action
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2019, 05:20:04 pm »
Yes and if you tune down to Eb and capo on the first fret you will still
be in tune with Justins videos. Standard E tuning. Retune with your tuner
if you action is really high the capo will make you tuning sharp.
In most cases correcting high action on a guitar is easy and inexpensive.
If you are a handy and patience person you can do it yourself.
If the nut is the problem or part of the problem it's best to have a tech set your
guitar. Nut files can be more than the cost of a setup.

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Re: Guitar action
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2019, 05:22:24 pm »
    Will an g capo do the job I have a good cheap guitar that. Sounds good but the action is not great but I can not aford a guitar with a great action and on a acoustic. Guitar it is hard to lower the action

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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2019, 05:39:24 pm »
That would depend on why the action is high.
The quickest way to check is to press the E strings down one at a time at the
second fret. The string should just miss the first fret.
Then get a 18in to 2 foot straight edge and lay it a long the neck and slide it
up to the bridge. The straight edge should just pass over or touch the bridge.
If this is the case your saddles can be sanded down from the bottom to correct
the action. If your guitar doesn't fall with in these areas a set up can still be done
but the results although better wan't be great.
Your going to get all kinds of advice about adjusting the truss rod. Pay no attention
to this.
To adjust your truss rod correctly capo your guitar at the first fret and press down
the E string at the 12 fret there should be a gap at the 7th fret on wider than a .38
pick.
If you don't have the confidence or skills to do any of this take your guitar to a tech.


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Re: Guitar action
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2019, 06:07:45 pm »
     Thank u how much will there charge to do this in UK pounds all so ware do u find s some one to do the work

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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2019, 06:14:37 pm »
Where in the UK are you?
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Re: Guitar action
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2019, 06:18:01 pm »
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