I, too, would not consider this to be unusually low action. And I'm betting that if you raised it, even by as much as 1 mm, you would not notice any difference that would be worth the trouble or expense of doing it. Just my personal opinion based on years of monkeying around with action!APK wrote:My question is this: how much will the tone, sustain, volume, or intonation be affected by what is likely (if I understand) this unusually low action?
Some players like a higher action. A lot depends on the guitarist's attack.APK wrote:Hi,
I just had the opportunity to measure the string height of my guitar at the 12th fret, using a Baroque String Action Ruler. The low e string (6th string) measured at 3.5 mm. or just slightly under – or, alternately, 3.25 mm. or slightly over. (I apologize for the indeterminacy; it was difficult for me to determine where the string ended and the marks on the ruler began….) The high e string measured 1 mm. less. In both cases I did my best to measure from the top of the fret to the bottom of the string. My question is this: how much will the tone, sustain, volume, or intonation be affected by what is likely (if I understand) this unusually low action? The guitar is a Sakurai-Kohno Professional J, if that helps.
Thanks for the feedback,
Not sure 'heavy handed' is the correct term. Forte might be. I was responding to the previous post that stated 3.2 mm action and no buzz. Fine for that particular person but let's not make the mistake that 3.2 mm is suitable for every player, especially those who wish to play with greater dynamics.petermc61 wrote:Not sure that's particularly helpful in this case Michael. The OP wanted to know whether he should raise his action because he was concerned he might be missing out on something with the action set as it is. Given he can play his guitar without buzzes and is enjoying the ease of playing then the concensus in the advice is to leave it as it is.
What does it matter if somebody far heavier handed could make the guitar buzz? I presume you know that technique also contributes to buzzing - so different technique (essentially how you put the string in motion) can lead to more or less buzzing for the same degree of volume from the instrument. Another fact, but also largely irrelevant to the question being asked.
Right you are. I was confusing torque with some other equation.astro64 wrote:The change in torque would be exactly 10% if you raise the distance from top of the saddle to guitar top by 10%. Torque is defined as force multiplied with length of the lever arm perpendicular to the direction of the force; the force is provided by the string tension and stays the same, so only the change in the length of the lever arm matters, and it will be directly proportional to the change in torque.