Adjusting Action Your Jayemar 6-, 7-, or 8-string guitar features a proprietary multi-scale bridge plate, co-designed by my good friend John Sonksen. They are milled out of aircraft aluminum or bell brass, and are mounted with Graph Tech Wilkinson-style saddles. Follow these instructions to adjust action. If you are needing to adjust action because of a change in tension due to changing string gauges, you may also need to adjust the intonation. As always, if you are not comfortable making adjustments yourself, reach out to Jason for an appointment in the Portland Metro area, or recommendations for a guitar tech in your neighborhood.
1. Slacken the string.
2. Using the 2mm hex wrench (2nd smallest wrench in your tool kit), loosen the saddle anchor screw.
3. With the 1.27mm hex wrench (smallest wrench in your tool kit), adjust the saddle action screws equally. Turn clockwise to raise the action, and counterclockwise to lower.
4. As you retighten the saddle anchor screw, be sure to hold down the saddle by pressing down on the back edge.
5. Retune the string and check the action for your desired playing feel. If you are adjusting action because of a change in string gauge, it is suggested that you also check the intonation.