Hello all. Thought I would tap the fountain of information in here. Anyway, I have an Avalon D32. I play a mix of finger and flatpicking. Well, I would like to lower the action a little. I havent actually done the measurements yet, but it seems a little high for my tastes compared to other guitars I've had.
Now, I dont want to tinker with the neck/truss rod. Its pretty straight. But, I was wondering a couple things. I have a fishman pickup, and there are some shims under the saddle. Is it okay to just take those out? If not, I guess sanding is the other option. Wondering if there are complications due to a split saddle. Also wondering if there is any kind of ratio for sanding. Example (and only example) if it measures 1" at the 12th fret, a ratio of 1/2" taken off of the saddle. This is only an example....its not an inch at the 12th fret.
I know this isnt rocket science, but any input anyone has would be appreciated. Just dont want to screw up a nice guitar.