petermc61 wrote: ↑
Mon May 01, 2017 11:05 pm
The action changed at the 12th fret by 0.4mm - equivalent to changing the saddle height by 0.8mm - just by changing brand of string? Have to say I just don't understand that and am sceptical.
More likely the true height was always half way between your two measurements and both figures just have measurement error.
It's good you like them as a cheap string that suits the ear is always welcome.
Yeah I think these will be good replacement for the rather bland D'Addarios. And yes the action on the bass side came up as you say, nearly .4mm and that's ok because we are still less than 10/64th which is still less than 4mm. When I set up the guitar originally I set the action at 8/64 on the bass side and 7/64 on the treble side with D'Addarion EJ45, which sounded ok on this guitar. You know how it is, once you change to a different kind of strings, your perfect set up may change.
Unfortunately, there is no way to adjust it unless you want to shave some off the saddle, which I'm not going to do. I have a little string gauge that I got from stew-mac that is like a little metal credit card. It seems to be more accurate as when you lay it on the fret, the line is totally straight, unlike the usual measuring device that looks like a little ruler.