Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:38 PM
Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:29 AM
It also depends on the attack and pressure on the string, if you are a delicate player and not trying to play loud you can get by with lower string height. If the fingerboard is perfectly cambered and conditioned you also can get by with less.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:45 AM
The 5.5 and 3.5 clearances are for synthetic core (like Dominant) or gut strings. If you are using steel rope core strings (like Superfexible)then 2.5 and 4.0 are appropriate.
But as Welshman says... the condition of your fingerboard and playing style has a lot to do with the right height.
If your existing heights are not giving you any trouble... then leave it alone
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