Sand Paper Posted October 22, 2008 Report Share Posted October 22, 2008 So i got to thinking about the way I set up my guitars. When I was younger and would send my guitars out to the shop to be set up and stuff and the guitars would come back with perfect action. However the last time this happened was when I needed a fret level and recrown and even though the guitar came back perfect i felt that it played all wrong. I play metal and I pick like a beast, fast and with force. Perhaps it's not the most refined technique ever but it works for me. With a normal low action, the lower strings just slap the frets during speed picking and palm muting and aren't very musical at all. So I sort of set the high strings where they should be and then raise the low end to what would be considered a high action. This past year I fitted a Kahler 2300 to one of my guitars and set the radius by feel of each string and what I thought it should feel like being played and how it sounded. I noticed that this "radius" is more or less like a slope rather than a curve. So what would it be like if I just took out the radius and made a flat fretboard where I could just apply the slope? Would this really change the feel of the guitar all that much since I set the actions all funky any way? Maybe a partial radius from say the fourth string to the first string where it's like a rounded slope on those strings or maybe the other way around to add action to the lower ones? I mean I play fine with radiused boards but why even bother if I don't really use them like normal players? Advice, discussion and info much appreciated. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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