If the neck radius is, for example, 7.25" to 9.5", how do you radius the saddles? Would you just set them somewhere between the two?
Actually you can try a little bit more than the bigger radius.Originally posted by rooster
I believe you'll want to set it to the bigger radius.
that's a good tip!Originally posted by CharlieNC
yeah, just a quick reply, don't even worry about the compound radius when setting string/saddle height. just capo the first fret and measure the distance from the bottom of each string to the top of the 17th fret. adjust each saddle so each individual the string is 4/64" from the 17th fret. be sure to retune everytime you move the saddle and measure. oh yeah, doing it this way, your string height will mirror the curve on your fretboard. hope this helps.
Well, that's what I was hoping to hear. I don't own one either and I wasn't too keen on the idea of purchasing one. I guess the lesson I have learned form this thread is "just set it up so it plays right".Originally posted by John Phillips
I've been setting up guitars professionally for twenty year now and I don't own a radius gauge of any kind and never have. Completely unnecessary IMO.