- Nov 20, 2009
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NEVER EVER take advice on string action from people who tell you that neck angle is somehow involved in getting low action.
People who say that have conclusively proven that they have no idea of the geometry involved.
(The entire frigging point of being able to raise or lower the bridge is to compensate for neck angles, FFS)
You know, I've heard this mentioned plenty of times over the year, and I'm always thinking ... 'what??' Like, if a guitar has a flatter neck angle, then it just means that the bridge is probably sitting closer to the body, likewise if you have a larger neck angle, the bridge is higher, etc etc. How that would have anything to do with action height makes no sense.
I'm guessing that since string action is a 'feel' thing, and neck angle tends to also be in the realm of playing 'feel', people just naturally equate the two? Never made sense to me.