Just found this article about “setting up your guitar” on the Gibson.com site. Its from back in 2007, but it still applies today. Especially if you have not set up your guitar since 2007!
Check it out:
Gibson Tone Tips: Set It Up
That’s right, set it up. Or, if need be, get someone else to set it up for you.
Whether you set up your guitar yourself, or have it done by a professional tech, a good set-up is crucial to achieving not only optimum playability but maximum tone too.
By “set-up,” we usually mean a combination of things that all work toward keeping your guitar in good condition, somewhat like the full tune-up you occasionally give your car. On a guitar, a full set-up generally includes adjusting neck pitch, string height, and intonation, and pickup height relative to strings.
It might also include conditioning the volume and tone controls (potentiometers), selector switch, and jack with a squirt of contact cleaner/lubricant, and lightly sanding―or “stoning”―the frets to remove slight divots and uneven spots that have emerged with heavy playing.
Let’s elaborate a little on the benefits of keeping your guitar ship-shape.
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