#1
I can't get my floyd any lower and the action is still too high. could i put a slab of wood between the heel of the neck and the neck slot to boost it up a little, or maybe put in a wedge to tilt it back? if so, which would work better?
#2
well, i dont know if you should do anything without consulting a pro( i'm not) but i would think a wedge would be better for it, but, dont rely on me, i'm no pro.
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#3
The action on my Squier sucked and was too high (big surprise), so I put a thin piece of cardboard under it and it was enough to make the action lower and it now plays much better.
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#4
Try adjusting your truss rod, that should lower the action
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#5
dont adjust the truss rod unless needed to. what you want is called a neck shim and theyre are different ways of doing it. btw what guitar is this on?
#6
Fender makes wood shems that are .040, .050, and .063 inches thick. If you are in a hurry then you could always shim with construction paper like somebody else mentioned but paper shims might have a notable affect on tone so you would probably want to eventualy get the fender shims.


edit: couldn't you just tighten the springs on your floyd rose?
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#7
thanks for your responses. the guitar is a strat-style. i don't think the neck needs a truss adjustemnt. from what i know the truss rod adjusts the bow of the neck. the floyd is recessed and it's already pretty well sunken into it. if i tighten the springs it will only tilt the bridge backwards.
#8
what so your bridge isnt parallel to the body? if it isnt adjust it first before you do any other adjustments. and you gotta loosen the springs not tighten them
#9
the neck does adjust the bow of the neck.

level the bridge first, like said.

then, after lowering the action as low as u can, if its still too high, measure the slope of ur neck.

fret Low E at the first fret. at the same time,
fret the Low E at the 17th, where the neck and body meet.

with both places held, look at the 7-8th fret.

if the string lays on the fretwire there, u dont have enough bend.
if the string is more than a credit cards thickness up from the fretwire there,
you have too much bend.

too much bend will make the action seem high even at its lowest bridge setting.

if u want, do a quick measure and post the results.
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#10
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if the string lays on the fretwire there, u dont have enough bend.
if the string is more than a credit cards thickness up from the fretwire there,
you have too much bend.


it's not laying on the fret and i can't get a credit card thru. i can't lower the bridge any more so i guess the neck has to be riased or tilted back.
#11
well, ur really not bad. u can bend the neck a little forward

but if u straighten it too much at this point, u run the risk of going too far and laying that wire on the fret. that can cause a back bow.

but its really preference. so u decide how u want to set it up.

-If there is too much gap, the truss rod needs to be turned clockwise.
-If there is not enough gap, the truss rod needs to be turned counter clockwise.

either way, detune the guitar first, turn the allen wrench in the direction u choose a 1/8" turn. (a very small amount.)
leave the guitar for about an hour, retune and remeasure.
dont ever force a turn. any questions just repost.
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#12
well, the cardboard seemed to work. i just cut a size like the chrome, backing-plate and stuck it between the neck and the body. just wanted to report back