Nile's Karl Sanders - GEAR MASTERS(or is it just me or is his action CRAZY high?)

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  1. PunkBillCarson

    PunkBillCarson SS.org Regular

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    I like my bass action a bit high. Makes it so I can get away with a 56 for low C in drop C on a 24.75 scale. I don't play terribly fast on that guitar, so I can get away with it.
     
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    will_shred Wannabe audio engineer

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    holy crap I wouldn't know what to do with that
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    WOuld probably make a nice cheese grater.
     
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    I like my action medium-high for playability reasons, mainly because I pick hard as a mofo. (similar technique to Ola)

    I freaking love Karl's tone, and Nile in general. Everything Those Whom The Gods Detest and after has guitar tone I can only dream about. Especially given that most of that tone comes from his tight ass playing.
     
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    Have any of you watched Karl play? The dude ....ing hammers his strings when he plays, theres no way normal-low action would be comfortable for him
     
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    p0ke 7-string guitard

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    I don't recall ever seeing a guitar where the whole neck is scalloped before :eek: I guess that's what's making the action look so high.
     
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    I have a couple full scalloped guitars and yeah there is an optical illusion that makes the action look higher depending on the angle, but that's also just a really high action regardless (since you can see the string deflection needed to fret when he pushes it).

    Weird because I find one of the benefits of the full scallop is it removes some of the downsides to low action (not being able to 'grab' the string securely enough with your skin).
     
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    drmosh Sir Paul of the Mosh Contributor

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    Karl is such a cool dude, he gives it all for the metal too
     
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    I'm thinking the same, the scalloping makes it look higher, it is high though.

    I am personally a low action type of player and it looks high enough that I'd feel it would affect my playing a little bit, but it's not crazy high like you could see in some cheap crap guitar with a broken trem or w/e where the action is so high you can almost begin to hear your pressing the string down is actually changing the pitch on of the note on the way down to the fret :lol:

    Karl's pretty badass though, he can do whatever he wants with his guitars in my book :metal:
     

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