I rarely used my strat since buying it a couple of years ago now. Mainly because I also got a LP a week later and because I put .10's on it and threw out the setup (I was then reminded why I always prefered hardtails). I've started to re-set it up again today but it still needs some work and I wondered before I went much further if theres a "best way" to go about it?
So far I've moved the rear springs and adjusted saddle heights to try and achieve the action I'd like. I've got the strings sitting 1.6mm off the 17th fret as per fenders blurb HERE
. My trem is only raised by approx 2mm though and not 3.2 as per Fenders site and the intonations not done yet. I think that should be the last thing I do and until I'm happy everything is as it should be that will wait. I wouldn't say its staying perfectly in tune but then I've never used a trem system that did tbh
So is there a "right way" to do this? or should I just set it up as above? It plays fine, though I've got some doubts about the neck pup atm but thats a separate issue.
Also is there a "perfect trem angle"? So it would always raise say a tone and no further or tone and a half etc? or is that just purely personal control. May sound a stupid question but I've never really used a trem system much in over 20 years of twanging since my first main guitar was a hardtail strat
Forgot to say its a 60's reissue heavy relic.