Here's what I typically shoot for...I'm talkin' relief at the 7th fret, string height at the 12th, pickup height top wrapping or no top wrapping, TP height, etc....
I want to learn more about setting up Les Pauls. Thanks!
Thanks, I'd never heard of the 12th fret recommendation on relief from Gibson.Kmaz, I generally put a tight .009 at the 7th fret.
I depress the low E at the 12th fret to check it without a capo.
This is the Gibson recommendation for checking.
I set the relief how I like it and then measure afterwards to see where I am at for reference and it's almost always right at the measurement I quoted above.
My height is slightly over 4/32s on the Low E and just about 4/32s on the High E.
I will vary from this to best suit the guitar being adjusted.
I put my stop tail up and on most Gibson the bottom of the tailpiece is close to the bottom of the thumbwheels of the bridge posts.
Each individual guitar will show it's sweetest spot if you fool around with the adjustments.
bluesjuke, that sounds like a fairly high action. Thanks, I'd never heard of the 12th fret recommendation on relief from Gibson.
It makes it look a little meaner eh?oz, thanks for the pic. What a different look those pickups give to the guitar.
No capo for my string height measurements. Regarding neck straightness and how it effects playability:Great info guys, and I'm glad others are interested as well.
Btw, are these string height measurements with capo on or off? Also, for the straight neck guys, what does this do for LP playability?