Hi, I have partscaster Strat that rattles consistently up and down the fretboard and for all strings. I can't really hear it through the amp unless I play really hard, so it is not the biggest deal in the world, but my tele partscaster doesn't do this at all and they are set up almost exactly the same. Truss rod is adjusted to about .010 bow on the 6th fret with strings depressed on the 1st and 17th frets. Action is just a tad higher than what Fender recommends on their spec sheet. So, this is kind of a theoretical question. With everything equal, why would one guitar have this rattle and another not? Regarding string rattle, most people on the forums recommend adjusting the truss rod and or raising the action, but I don't think this is my problem. The only difference I can see between these two guitars is that the frets on the rattling strat seem to have a wider crown than does the tele. Could this be the likely culprit? To anticipate responses a bit, yes, I can live with it but I'm still curious as to possible causes of the problem. Also, I know that without being able to see the guitar up close, noone can diagnose the problem, but mostly I'm wondering what the possible culprits might be. Oh, and I have a shim in the strat neck pocket, increasing the neck angle somewhat. I doubt neck angle could have anything to do with this but thought I would mention it. Thanks for any advice and speculation!