Adjusting Bridge Height For Strat Bridge
Nick325
Mar 22 2008, 09:38 PM
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i want to change my string height on my strat. Could anyone tell me which screws i screw? (i know how to do it no need to explain)


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Chris Evans
Mar 22 2008, 09:50 PM
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If its the string height you want to change its not the screws in the picture, its the little tiny hex bolts that are in the saddles, changing the screw you are indicating by (1) will restrict the bridge from rocking when you use the trem. (2) will adjust the intonation on the string (3) bolts the block under the bridge that the strings go through to the bridge plate itself

I`ve marked them in your pic smile.gif

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Nick325
Mar 22 2008, 09:51 PM
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ok thanks

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Mar 22 2008, 09:53 PM
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QUOTE (Nick325 @ Mar 22 2008, 08:51 PM) *
ok thanks



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Nick325
Mar 22 2008, 09:56 PM
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wait one more thing am i suposed to use a screwdriver cause i dont have one to fit in that small hole

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Chris Evans
Mar 22 2008, 10:00 PM
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no its not a screw driver, they call them allen keys, its quite a small one for that, about a 1.5mm - 2mm one

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Mar 22 2008, 10:06 PM
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ok ya i have them somewhere

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Mar 22 2008, 11:18 PM
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ok i did it and i like the height of them a lot better now cause i lowered it but some strings sound like a bass slap or brand new strings you just put on some are very echoy. how do i fix it? is it the inotation?

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Mar 22 2008, 11:24 PM
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Sounds like you may have lowered some too much maybe? and getting some fret buzz, just raise them in tiny increments till you dont get it anymore smile.gif

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IT is a trial and error process, and if you cannot lower your action without making a fret buzz, than guitar is not properly setuped. For further setup of the guitar (of course if you don't adjust it to you liking) I suggest taking it to guitar repair expert.

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