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Relief measurement

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Deep, Dec 11, 2003.


  1. Deep

    Deep

    May 8, 2002
    NY
    When checking relief, which string do you depress down on to get your relief measurement? G,D,A,E,B? Because in playing position with a feeler gauge the lighter strings seem to be more accurate. Where as the heavier strings seem to give you more of a gap, because of the mass of the string and gravity. Or I guess just use a straightedge instead of using a string as one? What's your preferred method ?
     
  2. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    I usually measure both edges. Most necks are twisted very slightly, but I think it is a good idea to make sure it isn't too much.

    I don't worry to much about measuring the middle strings.