Mal’s big guide to guitar setup and troubleshooting

malcolm barclay

Error: ‘ascii’ codec can’t encode character u’\u2019’ in position 25: ordinal not in range(128)

Hello and thanks for the article. I messed around with my guitar and moved the saddles of my individual strings up and down in different amounts. I want to get it back to a playable state. I’ve looked at a few articles about setting string action but they only mention the high and low E-string. This may be a dumb question but what do you do if all the strings in between are set at random saddle heights? Should I just set the E strings at the recommended heights first and then put the other strings somewhere in between until they sound right, or is there a standard way to calculate each string?

Thank you so much for wtiting this!!! This helped me dial in my Gretsch so much and now it sounds great again!!!!

cheers!!! - jd

Wow, great article! So much info. This will come in handy for sure. Like, today.

Thanks much. ????

Register Sign in