Action on Gibsons

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by Blue4Now, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. Blue4Now

    Blue4Now Gold Supporting Member

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    Can someone tell me, in milimeters, what there action is on their Gibson at the 1st fret? both bass and treble sides. That would be most appreciated. I set my LP and 333 up last night with a hair under 4 milimeters on he bass side and 2 milimeters on the treble, and love this setup. Just a bit of neck relief as well.

    Wondering what other action you all have.
     
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  2. GuitslingerTim

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    I suspect your measurements are from the fingerboard to the underside of the strings: the most common method for measuri8ng action is from the top of the 12th fret to the underside of the string. Factory specs for a Les Paul is 3/64" for the 1st string, 5/64" for the 6th.
     
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    Blue4Now Gold Supporting Member

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    Actually I measured from the top of the first (or last) fret to the bottom of the string
     

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