How to Raise a Bridge on Epiphone Guitar

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Epiphone guitar bridges have a tunomatic bridge. Learn how to adjust your bridge with the help of a professional musician in this free video.

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Hi, this is Raven T. Mitchell Expert with Dean Guitars. And in this clip, we're going to show you how to raise the action on a Epiphone-style guitar. On a Epiphone-style guitar is also very similar to a Gibson-style guitar where we have a tunomatic bridge. Tunomatic bridge is come into pieces and on the bridge section, you have two posts that hold the bridge. On this bridge, like on many, have slotted tops. But, on all the rest also, there's also little wheels that you can turn in order to raise and lower the action. Because ours is slotted, we're going to use the proper tool which is a flathead screwdriver. At, at the moment our strings are sitting on the fretboard, making a lot of buzz and making the guitar unplayable at this point. So, we need to raise the action. We also have a small ruler that we're going to measure two millimeters at the 12th fret to set the correct string height. But first, we're going to take our slotted screwdriver and we're going to turn counterclockwise in order to raise the action. We'll do a couple of turns. Take our wrench and do our measurement. We need to turn it a little bit higher. Continue counterclockwise, a couple more turns and check with the ruler. We got two millimeters there. Now, we need to do the same thing on the high E on the other post, on the other side. So, we're going to do a couple more turns on this one, counterclockwise again, being careful not to scratch your hardware or the top of your guitar. We'll take a measurement; almost there, a little bit more. And that looks good; that should do it. And that's how you raise the action on your Epiphone-style guitar. This is Raven T. Mitchell, expert with Dean Guitars.


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