Do you consider 3/64 and 5/64 action average, low, or very low?

What do you think?

  • Average

    Votes: 19 54.3%
  • Low

    Votes: 15 42.9%
  • Very low

    Votes: 1 2.9%

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dscottyg

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Do you consider 3/64 in. at the high E and 5/64 in. at the low E measured at the 12th fret with no capo to be Average, Low, or Very Low?
 

Musha Ring

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I believe "normal" recommended heights are 6 64ths on the bass side and 4 64ths on the treble.

If that's the case, the measurements you gave would be low, since they're lower than average/recommended.
 

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Normal to me, and pretty sure those (along with their neck relief) are the Gibson factory specs.
 

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I shoot for 4/64" on the high E and 5/64" for the low E at the last fret with no capo. All of my electrics play well around there. I consider that low.
 

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I just measured and at the 12 fret, my LP is right around 5/64 and 3/64. My LPC is 4/64 and just under 3/64.

So based on that I would say 5/64 and 3/64 seems about average.
 

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I keep mine at 3.5/64 low e and 3/64 high e...and consider that low....but not very low
 

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I use .07 and about .08-.085 measured at the 17th fret no capo. Also try to keep my necks at about .004 for relief, I like em to be as straight as possible. Not sure what that translates to on the 12'th fret, haven't taken measurements there in years.
 

CB91710

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3/64 is low. 4/64 is "textbook" but not all necks can hit that.
Tuning and string gauge also play a role... lighter strings have lower tension and tend to have greater excursion, being more prone to buzzing.

Personally, I would be very happy with 3/64 treble and 5/64 bass.
 

dscottyg

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I use .07 and about .08-.085 measured at the 17th fret no capo. Also try to keep my necks at about .004 for relief, I like em to be as straight as possible. Not sure what that translates to on the 12'th fret, haven't taken measurements there in years.
So would you classify 3/64 and 5/64 Average, Low, or Very Low?
 

CB91710

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I wonder if they just did it briefly. The new photos don’t show the hex key holes anymore.
My '19 Standard does not have them.

But I own a bridge jack so it's NBD.
 

northernguitarguy

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The new Standards have a little hex hole on the posts now so you don’t need to hurt your thumb on the thumb wheel.
I like that feature.
My MIJ LP copy has a bridge that can be adjusted with a flat head screwdriver. I like it MUCH better to set string height. I don't know why that design has not become the standard.

IMO, 5/64 and 3/64 are low.
 


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