Combined Bridge Stop Tail Peice Adjustment

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  1. Quinky

    Quinky New Member

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    Hello All!

    I submitted this in the wrong section earlier - sorry!

    My first newbie question. I have just bought an additional SG which is a Townshend signature model. Now, the guy I got it from says he had it set up to take '11' gauge strings. These are much too heavy for me as I prefer light gauges. My question is, as the guitar has a combined stop tail piece, do I really need to adjust this downwards for a lighter gauge/lower action and if so how do you pro's recommend I should lower the tail piece without messing things up? (a lower action would be preferred anyway....)

    Thanks a lot (can't wait to get you guys to correctly identify my other lovely SG......looks are very deceiving!)

    Quinky
     
  2. CharlieB

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    Welcome!

    You need to:

    1. make sure the neck relief is ok
    2. find out how much you want to lower the action at fret 12
    3. loosen the strings
    4. turn the adjusters on the bridge, so they move twice as much as the desired fret 12 action change
    5. tighten the strings and check it out
     
  3. Quinky

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    Thanks Charlie B for the quick response. When I have a few minutes, I will study your bullet points and decide if I am up to the job (simple as it may be!) or whether I should hand it to a guitar techie........ :?
     
  4. Six String

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    Welcome to ETSG Quinky! :D :D :D
     
  5. Quinky

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    Thanks Six String! :D
     
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    welcome aboard quinky!
     
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    Thanks Skidshark, Hi! :D
     
  8. straightblues

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    You might also have a nut problem as in you nut slots might be too wide. If you have a lot of string buzz, you might have to have a new nut cut. Try it out, if you have problems, then take it to the tech.
     
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    Welcome Quinky! :lol:
     
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    our nut problem is over on the amp thread....... :shock:
     
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    welcome! and you are very very lucky to have one of the townshend models. i envy you. i was lusting after one for a long while but the bidding on ebay got waaaaaay to rich for my blood. enjoy it!
     

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