#1
ok so i just changed my stock fender 0.010's to 11's and my bridge went up a lot .
i guess it normal since they're heavier strings now.
so i got 3 questions:
- i think my neck is bent very slightly now, is this my imagination or is it possible ?
- shoud i adjust anything ? (truss rod, intonation etc.)
- should i put extra springs in to get the bridge down, and should i adjust the truss rod afterwards ?

thanks a lot
Last edited by The red Strat. at Nov 17, 2007,
#2
flip the guitar over, try tightening the screws in the trem cavity, and or add a spring to level the bridge.

after you level it, then repost if you feel like ur action has changed in any way.
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#3
http://www.fender.com/support/stratocaster.php
Go here and check to see if you're close to the specs. The set up specs are a starting point and your personal taste will probably differ a little. Any time you change string diameter you want to at least check everything including the intonation. And yep as jj1565 said, be prepaired to tighten the trem screws or add a spring or two, depending on what you're looking for.
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#4
that fender support thingy isn't very clear...

should i adjust my truss rod now ? and should i if i add a spring or two ?
#5
do NOT attempt to adjust your truss rod unless you know EXACTLY what you're doing. no sense in screwing up your guitar's neck...
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#6
Quote by The red Strat.
that fender support thingy isn't very clear...

should i adjust my truss rod now ? and should i if i add a spring or two ?



no dont touch the rod. just level the bridge, then repost if you have any problems.

the bridge is leveled by adjusting the screws and adding springs in the back cavity.
Jenneh

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#7
ok thanks !

(i'm gonna get back here tomorrow if i have any problems, cause it's around 2 AM here now lol)
#8
My bridge did hte exact same thing today, except ive used .11s on it for a year or so :/
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