Fender Tele Setup Specs
I'm trying to get a handle on the current "Fender Factory Setup" specs.
When I compared the setup specs on Fender's web-site with the "Fender Factory Specs" referenced in Dan Erlewine's book (Guitar Player Repair Guide, 3rd Edition), I noted the following:
Fender Web-Site, .008"-.012" at 8th fret (depending on neck radius)
Dan Erlewine, .012" (measured at 7th fret)
Fender Web-Site, 3/64"-5/64" at 17th fret (depending on neck radius)
Dan Erlewine, 4/64" (measured at 17th fret)
Fender Web-Site, 4/64"-8/64" (depending on pickup)
Dan Erlewine, 6/64" (treble side), 8/64"(bass side)
Based upon the above, there appears to be two different versions of "Fender Factory Setup" specs. Can this be true? Is the Fender web-site outdated? Is Dan using his friend from Fender's specs? It's interesting that Dan Erlewine's specs do not seem to depend upon neck radius or type of pickups installed.
I do realize that any setup specs are merely a starting point and that each player will make final adjustments according to his/her own music style and preferences; therefore, I'd like to establish a basic standard for doing my setups.
For those of you who have setup standards, what are you using? Are you using Dan Erlewine's specs? Are you using the specs on Fender's web-site? Have you developed your own specs?
Thanks for the help, guys.
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