#1
Hi, I am trying to lower the action on my 50th Anniversary Strat as low as possible, but can't get it down to a reasonable level without having buzzing frets.

What I have noticed is that the action is OK on frets below the 12th, but then it gets uncomfortably high after that.

What should I do in order to lower the action on high frets only?
#2
You can't...

The reason why it HAS to be higher at the high frets is to allow the strings to vibrate. Have you ever noticed that they're wider towards the center of the length of the string when they vibrate?
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#4
the action is supposed to be higher on the higher frets. but if its way high then you need to adjust your truss rod
#5
Quote by LedFender
the action is supposed to be higher on the higher frets. but if its way high then you need to adjust your truss rod

Could be. I doubt that though since it would've created problems on lower frets too.
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#6
whats the relief on your neck like?

if the action is low around the 7th fret but too high on the frets 12+ then you need more relief on the neck.
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#7
Quote by Kivarenn82
whats the relief on your neck like?

if the action is low around the 7th fret but too high on the frets 12+ then you need more relief on the neck.


Thanks for all your answers, guys.

Kivarenn, the action on the 7th fret is less than 2mm and around 3mm at the 17th fret.
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#10
Quote by Duncan_amateur
I think you can do it by replacing the original nut with VERY high one and lower the action


than it would be wickidly high on the first few frets.
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#11
if you can find a way to lower the bridge, the action will be lower on the high frets, and pretty much exactly the same as it was before on the low frets.
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#12
Quote by Sirakov
Thanks for all your answers, guys.

Kivarenn, the action on the 7th fret is less than 2mm and around 3mm at the 17th fret.


sorry bud, i forgot to mention that you need to press the string down at both the 1st fret and your last fret.

this site here can explain the process in words far better than i can.. its technically for an ibanez, but.. a good set is a good setup regardless of what gutiar you're using.

http://www.jemsite.com/tech-setup-a-questions.html

just start at page 5 for the truss rod
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#13
make sure your bridge is level first, then...


fret the low E first fret, at the same time,
fret the low E last fret, where the neck and body meet.

with both places held look at the middle frets 7-9th.

if the string lays on the fretwire there then repost.


i'm rephrasing what's been said already, but do this and repost.


i have a few ideas, but i also need to know what strings and frets are buzzing.
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