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Old 03-04-2016, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by martingitdave View Post
If you play with very low action to start with, it won't take much in terms of low humidity, and lower temperature to cause a guitar to buzz. If you play with higher action, there is more tolerance for changes in environment. You're friend is correct. I have both of my Taylor guitars setup for lower action. They tend to be very stable, but occasionally need a tweak of the truss rod to add some relief. My new Martin is setup with slightly higher action than the Taylors, for Bluegrass, and is less susceptible, it seems, to humidity changes.
Excellent observations. Guys with high action often don't notice the changes. Guys who prefer low action can tell when the strings get higher or buzz more than normal.
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