Rant time. Again. You’d think I enjoyed ranting.
Let me state this clearly: Truss rods are NOT for adjusting action. Let no one tell you otherwise.
When a fingerboard has binding along its edge, there are some considerations that have to be taken during a refret. Because the fret slot-ends aren't accessible preparing the slots and the frets themselves is a little different. Doing it right is the difference between a great refret and a potential disaster.
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If you play in dropped tunings or you detune your guitar, you'll probably want to give some thought to the instrument's setup. Do you set up for the dropped or standard tuning? What sort of setup adjustments should you worry about. What's the low-down?
Get it? Low-down. Ha. Click through for more info and fewer jokes.
If you hang around with guitarists or bassists, you’ll probably hear them talk about setups. “I got my guitar setup and it plays great.” “I think my bass needs a setup.” “I think I’ll do my own setup on this one.”
Setups, setups, setups. From the time you start playing and hanging out with other musicians, you’ll begin to *absorb* the ‘setup’ thing. It’ll become part of the world.
I get a lot of questions on setup so this is the first in a series of Setup FAQ.