#1
Hi sorry if I sound so newb or anything but before i made a thread about my low e, a and d strings being too lose and can i tighten them with an allen key? I have a Fender Stratocaster and the allen key socket? is at the start of the bridge and inbetween the d and g string. How can i tighten them with the allen key and do i take the strings off or leave them on because I can barely move the key with the strings on(about 2 cm.)? Thanks and sorry for so much newby questions.
#2

Sorry, your explination isn't very clear. Is it possible to take a photo so we can see the allen key socket you're describing? On my strat, the only allen key sockets are in the tremolo and the back where the micro-tilt is, neither of which would make your strings any tighter unless you went to slide guitar action.
-Guitar Gear-
1995 American Fender Strat, EMG 85 pup
Randall RH200 Head
Marshall 1960a Cab
Woods Acoustic
-Bass Gear-
Spector Legend 4 bass
Washburn Bantam bass
Hartke HA2500
Fender Bassman 410H
Play what you love, love what you play
#3
Quote by Garou1911

Sorry, your explination isn't very clear. Is it possible to take a photo so we can see the allen key socket you're describing? On my strat, the only allen key sockets are in the tremolo and the back where the micro-tilt is, neither of which would make your strings any tighter unless you went to slide guitar action.


K here are some pictures of it, sorry for crappy quality cudnt find my other camera.
Pic 1: http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/9985/guitarallenkeysocket1ey7.jpg
Pic 2: http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/825/guitarallenkeysocket2tf7.jpg
Pic 3: http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/291/guitarallenkeysocket3zo0.jpg
#4
That's your truss rod, located where the neck meets the headstock. It isn't an allen key, it's a socket that allows you to adjust the tension of the neck. Don't mess with it, it won't make your strings any tighter and you stand a pretty good risk of damaging your guitar.

If possible, take a few pictures of the bridge (on the body where the strings come out of the guitar) so I can see if there are any problems there.
-Guitar Gear-
1995 American Fender Strat, EMG 85 pup
Randall RH200 Head
Marshall 1960a Cab
Woods Acoustic
-Bass Gear-
Spector Legend 4 bass
Washburn Bantam bass
Hartke HA2500
Fender Bassman 410H
Play what you love, love what you play
#5
Quote by Garou1911
That's your truss rod, located where the neck meets the headstock. It isn't an allen key, it's a socket that allows you to adjust the tension of the neck. Don't mess with it, it won't make your strings any tighter and you stand a pretty good risk of damaging your guitar.

If possible, take a few pictures of the bridge (on the body where the strings come out of the guitar) so I can see if there are any problems there.


Lmao im such a dumb****, thanks anyway. Here is the pic:
http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/6152/017vd4.jpg

better pic,also my guitar looks exactly like this but in black:
http://www.classicvintageguitars.com/fender/stratocasters/1963_files/63strat_front.jpg
Last edited by Guitar Dream at Dec 28, 2008,