#1
I have had this for a while, but I am sick of it.

My low frets (1-5) are fine in terms of action, playability, and buzzing. However as the frets get higher, the action both continues to raise and buzzes more. What started out as a decent action/playabilty progressed into a 5 mm gap with too much buzz. I have gotten this guitar set up, it came back essentially the same, I was rather upset.

The saddles aren't low either, the center saddles have those "screw things" with less than a millimeter to spare on top. The guitar is a Mexican Strat. The Roadhouse variety, if it makes a difference.
The simpleton's rig:
Fender Roadhouse Stratocaster
Homemade Fuzz pedal "the chainsaw"
Peavey Valveking 212.
#2
1. make sure the bridge is level or flush against the body.
2. 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 fret wire there, then you dont have enough bend.
if the string is more than a credit cards thickness up from the wire there, you may have too much.

measure and repost.
Jenneh

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#3
I never realized how high the trem was off the body, lowering it down helped tremendously. Thanks!

Now the main issue I have is bridge lifting. Even with all five springs installed, there is still a 2.5 mm gap. I think 0.5-1 mm would be optimal. The springs also make it very difficult to use the trem, so perhaps a trem setter would be best?
The simpleton's rig:
Fender Roadhouse Stratocaster
Homemade Fuzz pedal "the chainsaw"
Peavey Valveking 212.
#4
i am not sure if i should be making a new thread or ask here but...

i have a squier telecaster, and my action is too high too. i see 2 sets of screws at the bridge, one which i think adjusts action and the other intonation. i am thinking i should unscrew the ones that adjust action. i have never done this before though, so i was wondering if there is anything i should pay attention to during this.

anyone know how to lower action on a squier tele?
#5
^masry, use a tiny allen wrench on the two pegs, on the front face of each saddle.


gsob, seems like you have enougap, you should be able to lower the action a little at the saddles. when you do, do you get fretbuzz?

edit: what is the 2mm?

did you measure neck releif like in my first post?
Jenneh

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