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Strat setup question.

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by toolshed, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. AxemanVR

    AxemanVR Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 8, 2014
    Minnesota USA
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    What about the "Johnson Rod"...

     

  2. Cerb

    Cerb Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    38
    Jan 22, 2016
    Sweden
    Mine's like that.
     
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  3. Yves

    Yves Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 2, 2016
    London
    erm...so you haven't set it up then. Sounds like you've messed it up and the next step would be a set-up.
    I see all have already provided great guidance.
     
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  4. Colnago1

    Colnago1 Strat-Talk Member

    95
    Sep 2, 2014
    Where am I?
    4/64ths is pretty low. I'm pretty sure that is where it'll be unless you're ok with buzzing.
     
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  5. Jimgchord

    Jimgchord Strat-Talker

    Age:
    45
    230
    Jan 29, 2016
    New york
    Really should be no reason to shim the neck unless you can't get the correct relief or bridge height. Shouldn't be an issue with a new guitar. If everything is correct and it still buzzes then you have one or more frets that are higher than the rest. Not at all uncommon in a mass produced guitar these days.and yes 4/64 is not going to be easy to achieve on a guitar that hasn't had a fret level. Shoot for 5/64 on the low e as a starting point.even at 5/64 you will likely get minor buzzing. It's the nature of the beast. Plug it in and play it.
     

  6. toolshed

    toolshed Strat-Talk Member

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    74
    Jun 11, 2011
    tennessee
    Yes. It's about 4/64ths from the body
     

  7. Colnago1

    Colnago1 Strat-Talk Member

    95
    Sep 2, 2014
    Where am I?
    I think something strange is going on or we are all talking about different things. The action should be at around. 4/64ths with minimal buzzing. That is considered normal to most people. Achieving lower than that will require a fret level and will most certainly have more buzzing depending on how you play.
     

  8. CigBurn

    CigBurn Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Jun 22, 2014
    Same Shed Different Day
    Every one of my guitars is a tiny bit different to accommodate it being a unique assembly. Starting points are just that and no two strats are the same. IMHO
     

  9. toolshed

    toolshed Strat-Talk Member

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    Jun 11, 2011
    tennessee
    Here are some pics. ..

    IMG_20171211_230324863.jpg

    IMG_20171211_230303317.jpg

    IMG_20171211_225955113.jpg
    This is fretting the third
    IMG_20171211_230237533.jpg
     

  10. toolshed

    toolshed Strat-Talk Member

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    tennessee

  11. heltershelton

    heltershelton ASKED TO LEAVE THE STAGE Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida

  12. toolshed

    toolshed Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
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    74
    Jun 11, 2011
    tennessee

  13. toolshed

    toolshed Strat-Talk Member

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    74
    Jun 11, 2011
    tennessee

  14. heltershelton

    heltershelton ASKED TO LEAVE THE STAGE Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    looks to me like youve got room to lower the saddles more if you wanted.
     

  15. toolshed

    toolshed Strat-Talk Member

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    74
    Jun 11, 2011
    tennessee
    I've tried that but get quite a bit of buzz. Should I back off the truss rod and then try to lower them?
     

  16. heltershelton

    heltershelton ASKED TO LEAVE THE STAGE Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    with super low action youre gonna have buzz on a strat. maybe you need a jackson or charvel with a 16 or 17 radius.
    to answer your question.....you could try, but its probably going to buzz worse.
     

  17. heltershelton

    heltershelton ASKED TO LEAVE THE STAGE Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    i dont see how people play with such low action.....heres where i keep mine...give or take a twist or two...i dont measure....
    IMG_20171209_162935.jpg
     

  18. toolshed

    toolshed Strat-Talk Member

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    Jun 11, 2011
    tennessee
    So I have a tele, two Les Paul's, a carvin, three PRS guitars that have lower action. Is it just a strat that is going to have higher action?
     

  19. heltershelton

    heltershelton ASKED TO LEAVE THE STAGE Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    i dont know. i would have to hold the guitar in my hand and check it out. this kinda stuff is very hard to do over the net. im sorry i dont have an answer.
     

  20. toolshed

    toolshed Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
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    74
    Jun 11, 2011
    tennessee
    Don't get me wrong, it's not unplayable, but I would like it a bit lower haha... I guess I'm spoiled haha