You're confusing me. The nut is the part (usually bone) that the strings pass over at the headstock. The saddle is the part(also usually bone) that the strings pass over at the bridge. Which one are you calling a Steg? James is talking about reducing the height of the bridge saddle to adjust the "Action" (string height).Ramirez 1a Rio wrote:Nut is equal to Steg. Try to achive a hight of 4-5mm at low E, at the twelves Fret and 3-4mm at high E.
It is better as jmdlister allready said to try once more than to reduce the hight to much.
OK...we can then start a Deutsch-English, English-Deutsch Guitar words Dictionary.Ramirez 1a Rio wrote:Thank you sasquatch51,
seems I am confused too. We call the bone piece at the Bridge "Steg" and the bone piece at the headstock is called "Sattel", means Saddle in english.
Is Saddle in english the same as Steg in Germany? And Sattel in German the same as Nut in english?
Don't try to sattel me with your problems, you nut!pepe wrote:I am so confused that I am going nuts. Because of that, I will go for some action, take my horse for a ride over the bridge, put the saddle on, and give a bone to my dog so he stops barking while I am trying to get on my saddle. My saddle is not made of bone, it is made of leather.
Yes, it's because the thicker bass strings need more room to vibrate.pradtf wrote: also i noted that the saddle slopes down towards the 1st string which combined with the lesser thickness of that string brings it closer to the fret than the 6th string.
is this because the lower strings being at a lesser tension are easier to press down on and so the higher tension strings are therefore kept closer to the frets?
also, the thicker strings may need more room to vibrate possibly?