November 26th, 2003, 03:21 PM
Been screwing around on a MIM strat now and again and the action is high -- but the saddles are low (scratch yourself on the screw tops easily). The trem is blocked, but I don't know if that makes a difference. Anyone see through the haze and give me some ideas on where to start setting a better action on this one? Thanks.
November 26th, 2003, 06:06 PM
Might need to shim the neck.
November 27th, 2003, 02:58 AM
When Strat bridges are not allowed to float (bridge rests flat to the body) you can run into this problem. Slack the strings somewhat, clamp a capo at the first fret, unscrew the neck and pop it out. Make sure the body end of the neck comes out first to minimize chipping the finish. Go down to your local hardware store and get some drywall sanding screen. Cut a piece about 3/4 inch wide to fit neck pocket. Place at the bridge end of the neck pocket and put the neck back on. This should do the trick.
November 27th, 2003, 07:20 AM
Yep, do shim the neck - a 1/4" x 2" sliver of plastic credit card between the back screws and against the heel pocket wall will do the trick and allow the saddles to be raised.
December 1st, 2003, 11:03 AM
I'm going to check it out and work on it this weekend and we'll see how it comes out.