Action too low??

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Emanuel Apascaritei, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Hi, I measured the action on my L2500 and the B at the last fret is at about 1.7mm. But it has no fret buzz unless I pull hard on strings.

    I like a likght touch too.

    Do you think it´s too low??

    I also have the pick-ups low low, about 6mm from the strings on the neck pu.
  2. Does it work for you? If so then it's fine w/me
  3. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much

    Jul 2, 2011
    Milton Keynes, UK

    Action is a very individual thing. I tend to start with the Fender setup guide then adjust (usually a little upwards from there). Mine are all about 2.5mm from the 17th fret which suits my playing style - lower and I get too much buzz, but others with a lighter touch may not.
  4. mrbell321


    Mar 26, 2012
    N. Colorado
    In general, if there's no buzz, then it's not too low. Even if there's a slight buzz, that can be ok too.
    Are you a slapper? If so, I've noticed it's hard for me to slap properly, when the action is low. I end up muting the strings w/ my thumb.
  5. I slap only for myself at the moment so I don´t consider myself a slapper. I try to relax myself when slapping and this way the notes ring out more.

    But I like the ability to fly over the fingerboard and with just a gentle touch of the fretboard be able to fret the note with the minimal effort.

    The thing is if you only eyeball the fingerboard and the strings it doesn´t appear to be so low but when you meassure´s really low. And what wonder me is that it doesn´t buzz.
  6. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    It sounds like it isn't too low for you.
  7. LOL, to lower the action even more I´d have to shim the neck and it´s 6 bolts bolt on neck
  8. enricogaletta


    May 21, 2011
    if you playing comfortably and you like your tone, don't change anything.
    It's your personal set, so don't change it.
  9. henry2513

    henry2513 Supporting Member

    May 9, 2011
    Los Angeles, Ca
    Too low? Up to you to decide no one else since no one but you will be playing your instrument.
  10. deeptubes


    Feb 21, 2011
    Sounds like you've got it right where you want it.
  11. What's the 'best' string height? Sorry, I couldn't resist.
  12. for metal????
  13. I play very confortably and like the tone (lowered the pick-ups). I´d like the G string to be a tidy bit lower but I´d have to shim the neck (and we´re talking about a 6 bolt neck) or file the saddle, but its not such a big deal so I´ll leave it like that.
  14. simenandreas


    Jan 23, 2011