#1
I've been working on a strat project for a while now, and things are finaly all comeing together...BUT one little thing is standing in my way, the 22nd fret. I've got the guitar put together and have a set of strings on it, but the actions is so low that the strings touch the last fret, I'v tried loosening the bridge up to get the strings off the fret board, and even removed a spring from the back, but they still just sit there on the frets....what should I do?

Is it even possible to be fixed? It's a Squire Strat body with Fender neck...can that work? If not I just waisted a ton of cash and time
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#2
Is your neck shimmed? It sounds like your neck is shimmed and it doesn't need to be. Adjusting the truss rod and height of the saddles is what you should do first.
#3
how do I adjust the truss? I've never messed with that before.

also...what is shimmed?
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#4
I've twisted it in both directions, and nothings changed
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#5
It takes a while for it to settle in. Try 1/4 turn clockwise and let it sit for a while (an hour or two).
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#6
i've let it sit for a while, and it hasn't shown any change at all....anyone know what could be the problem?
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#7
idk... move... the... nut up... higher... i really have no idea.
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Have you raised the saddles on the bridge? Sorry if this is an obvious question.



Okay, I was feeling all guitar savy after putting this thing together, but now I feel kinda guitar-noobish.....Is the saddle the same thing as the string trees on the head stock?
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#10
Lord no. It's the part that the strings rest on at the bridge.

Raising the string trees won't do dick all for action.
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#12
^ Raising the nut too will also provide a more even increase in action. But for this case, just the saddles being raised should suffice.
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