#1
I ain't been playing my Fender stratocaster a whole lot lately as i have just got a new acoustic, however a few weeks back i restrung them both and in the past few days I've noticed that the tremolo arm on my strat is set a lot higher than it used to be.

This doesn't bother greatly as I don't use it a whole lot however I just wondered if there will be any lasting effects that this will have on my guitar, if there's an easy way to lower it and if there is anyway i can avoid it happening in the future?

Got a few pictures, camera is a bit wank though i apologies



EDIT: i don't have a clue why the images have changed size, they were fine in the preview :S
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#2
tighten the screws in the back cavity.
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#3
the fender standard is 1/8 of an inch, this has happened to me before i just reset the bridge and it has been fine since.
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#4
If you don't want it like that then you just have to take off the backplate and tighten the springs, but having it raised like that is an old trick for those who like the ability to whammy up as well as down with that type of tremolo...
#5


Thanks for the help guys, so leaving it like that won't like damage the neck or anything if its used to having it lower?, if not i reckon i'll just leave it as it till it comes to restringing it again

thanks
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#6
If your strings are still going through the nut and are touchng the bottom of it, then you're fine. If you want to continue to play it, I suggest no higher off the fretboard than 4/64ths. Measured from the top of fret 15 to the bottom of the strings
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#7
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Thanks for the help guys, so leaving it like that won't like damage the neck or anything if its used to having it lower?, if not i reckon i'll just leave it as it till it comes to restringing it again

thanks



you don't have to wait until you restring. you adjust the trem springs with the strings on.

you might have some trouble keeping it in tune with it raised.

lube string contact points.
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