Strings bottom out

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by scheek, Mar 30, 2020.

  1. scheek

    scheek NEW MEMBER!

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    Just finished a parts Thinline. Dropped new neck in and added strings and found the strings are bottomed out using existing Squeir bridge as high as it can go.

    I have shimmed the hardtail bridge temporarily (1/6-1/8) and that works fine but I need to come up with a better shim or solution. Any suggestions?

    Right now the guitar plays good except one area. Stretching 3rd and 4th string a full step up on 10th fret bottoms out and buzzes. All other strings and frets areas are good. Is this a high fret issue.
     
  2. wabashslim

    wabashslim Tele-Afflicted

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    Shim the neck at the headstock end of the pocket and lower the bridge to a more reasonable level. Then adjust your G & D saddles to better match the neck radius. If it's a tight radius like 7-1/2 you'll have to balance buzz vs. bendability vs. string height the best you can.
     
  3. schmee

    schmee Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Yep, just shim the neck, not uncommon at all. I use the clear semi hard plastic off packaging. It seems to come in two thicknesses, ~.005" and .010"
    You want the opposite end of this picture: "I'd probably start with maybe a .010 and a .005 layered like that. or just a .010. It changes things fast.
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