#1
hey i changed my strings on my custom strat yesterday and i think the action is raised.
why would this happen?
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#2
Well, afaik it shoulden't happen.

What type of bridge do you have? (Fixed, floating, floyd rose, tremolo, etc?)

Is your nut secure?

Did you alter anything in the process of restringing?

Nothing about a standard changing of strings should change your action. Period.
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#3
i have a tremolo bridge, yea my nut is secure and i dont think i altered anything while i was restringing.
maybe i''ll just wait it out a week and if it doesnt get better i'll take guitar center.
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#4
how can you tell that the action has been raised? are the strings noticeably higher off the fretboard or tenser? does the bridge look like it has been changed?
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#5
the strings look like maybe 3mm or more higher than what they were. and a little tenser.
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#6
what guage did you use? if it's set up for 9's and you put on 10's that can cause a serious problem in time.
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#7
If you changed to a higher gauge string set with a tremolo bridge the action will usually get higher due to the tremolo's springs now being out of adjustment to handle the higher tension. Get the trem readjusted. If the springs are worn past their ability to be adjusted enough you may have to add another 1 or 2 springs. They're cheap. See a tech if you're not sure.
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#8
Actually I just used the same strings from before
I guess I better get it checked out.
Thanks.
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