At one time or another it is going to be required of you to make certain adjustments on your guitar, in order for you to play it at its fullest capabilities, with the kind of quality that you know it has. It is important to know how to make these adjustments though so that you do not mess up anything when attempting to do so. These adjustments are fairly easy to do once you get the hang of it. The more times you do it, the better you will become at making any adjustments on your guitar that are necessary for its strong performance abilities. Guitars are meant to be played religiously, so if you plan on getting the best experience out of your guitar, it is so important that you consistently make the proper adjustments that are needed.

You should know how to adjust the amount in your neck bow, but if you do not, here is what you do. Your truss rod should have a threaded nut attached to a threaded metal rod. The amount of tension in your rod will then change the curve on the neck, where the threaded nut is attached to. To adjust the rod, the nut on the rod will need to be loosened up or tightened, depending on what you are wanting to do.

When you adjust your saddle height, you need to do it after you have adjusted your string height on the nut. You can actually measure the distance from the top of the twelfth fret, all the way down, to the bottom of the sixth string. It is really that simple. If you are still not sure about the distance, break out your old ruler, check it out, make sure the distance is correct. There are always other methods that can in fact be used to measure the distance between the top of the twelfth fret to the bottom of the sixth string. It all depends on how you would prefer to do this sort of thing on your guitar.

If you are too unsure about how to properly make all of the adjustments necessary on your guitar then you should possibly consider taking it to a guitar specialists or a really experienced friend and let them guide you through these steps correctly or just pay them to do all of the adjustments necessary on your guitar from here on out. Do not feel bad about having to ask for help with such a thing. You would rather it be done correctly then having to wonder your guitar is not sounding at its very best, knowing all along it is because you messed something up on it during your adjustments. It would be a disgrace to not take care of these adjustments as needed, either by you or someone more experienced.

Learning how to make adjustments on your guitar is a tough part of having a good guitar. Try looking up some information on the internet about it, or talk with others who are more experienced, that could give you helpful tips on how to better care for your guitar.


Chris Simpson
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