Guitar Setups

How to Adjust Truss Rods

How to Adjust Truss Rods

What Is a Truss Rod? A truss rod is a steel rod that runs down the interior of the guitar neck. Its purpose is to counteract the pull of the strings by applying a counterforce within the neck. Furthermore, the truss rod allows adjustment of neck relief...
How to Adjust String Height  on Electric Guitar

How to Adjust String Height on Electric Guitar

How to Adjust String Height (Electric Guitar or Bass) Changing the string height can have a drastic affect on the feel and functionality of the guitar. If the strings are too high, the instrument is a chore to play. If they are too low, they may...
How to Adjust String Height on Acoustic Guitar

How to Adjust String Height on Acoustic Guitar

How to Adjust String Height (Acoustic or Classical Guitar) Changing the string height can have a drastic affect on the feel and functionality of the guitar. If the strings are too high, the instrument is a chore to play. If they are too low, they...
How to Adjust Pickups

How to Adjust Pickups

Adjusting Pickups Setting the pickup height correctly is an often overlooked step in guitar maintenance and setups. The pickup height setting will drastically alter the tone of the guitar. If it is incorrectly set, the sound may be too weak, or too...
How to Adjust Intonation

How to Adjust Intonation

Intonation Intonation is the degree to which notes sound in tune. Since each string on the guitar is a different diameter and pitch, as well as a different tension, they require scaling. If you've ever tuned the guitar with an electronic tuner, and...