How to Set-Up the Action on Your Guitar


This will be a series of lessons due to the amount of material covered. Below is links to each one in case you only need a specific lesson. I hope this helps. So, let’s get on with it!

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am very finicky about the action on my guitar, but for good reason. Why work harder than you have to? With a properly tuned and set-up guitar, you will be able to play as good as you are capable without the hindrance of high action strings, bad fret buzz, and bad tuning. I also recommend that you do all of the steps in the sequence that I have them. One step affects the other, so if you do them out of sequence, you may have to redo some steps again.

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Marshall MG15HFX

I have been looking for something that I can play at the house without blowing everyone’s eardrums out. Sometimes when writing music, I get up at weird hours and work on things. Well, I came upon this for sale really cheap because the music shop guy selling it didn’t know how to set the switches and he thought it wasn’t working properly. In fact, I didn’t know till I got it home. I thought it was going to be a fixer-upper. But once I researched it and saw what was set wrong, It now works great! For a 15 watt head, this is a powerhouse of amp.

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Epiphone G-1275

This is Epiphone’s version of the infamous Gibson EDS1275 that Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin played. The double neck guitar is an icon that many guitarists have played since. Let’s take a look at this guitar. For a little background on Epiphone, you should know that Epiphone is owned BY Gibson and makes many licensed versions of the Gibson guitar line.

This is what I found as I investigated and tested this notorious guitar. Read More