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    Default Bigdog help with string height

    Got a Breedlove discovery concert ..travel guitar ..bass at .130 treble at .100 truss rod seems fine ..holding down on first fret and 12th ..barely a response ..so I guess I need to lower strings at saddle ..but it's a bone nut and I know I will mess it up even if I knew how ..any suggestions ? I know I can take for a set up at about $75 ..to marti frye ..but guitar cost me $285 ..seems kinda dumb..guitar is pinless if u don't know Breedlove ..plays fine just the height is high or it seems to me ..George..Gary..mark..Dan..Karl ..thoughts
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    Hey, Jack! Long time...hope all's okay! On cheaper guitars, I've sanded down the saddle slightly with good results. Place fine sandpaper on a level surface and in a straight motion, sand bottom of saddle slightly. Hard to say how much, but if you have all the time in the world, take off maybe 1/32" at a time and restring and give it a try?

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    What he said... slow and steady... (and from the bottom!)

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    Dog - you sold the Taylor and the Martin? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...

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    Karl George thanks ..
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    Try to measure and mark the side of the saddle so you know when you've removed 1/32" because it's easy to forget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elasticman View Post
    Dog - you sold the Taylor and the Martin? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...
    I was thinking the same thing, Dan!

    Jack, if you have a set of calipers it makes measuring a lot easier. Or as Phil said, make an even mark on both ends to know when to stop.

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    Thanks pf! Karl...big Dan that was long ago ..hope u r well ..
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