I can dig it. I think the first thing to consider is “as low as you can go without buzzing” isn’t actually true, it’s just easy to say. If we add, “as low as you can go without buzzing and easily bend strings” maybe that makes more sense?I understand and almost entirely agree with the sentiment here suggesting that I find and be happy with “what works for me”. Where I have the tiniest bit of hesitation is in the acknowledgement that some things that “work for us” as neophytes are the result of working around issues we’ve failed to address, and these work around scan be limiting and harder to correct once they’ve fully taken root.
Happy for all the input though!
I do agree with the others in that this is all a feel thing. I mean you have to start somewhere, and that’s where the above or going by factory recommended specs is good, but after that you should not worry about numbers and go by feel. But understand it’s always going to be a compromise -one setup will be better for fast single note lines while another for barre chords, etc. So be sure to try a variety of stuff while you’re making adjustments.
And lastly, while I agree to do adjustments without measuring, once you get it dialed in do take measurements so what you did is easily repeatable (write them down)!