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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by toolshed, Dec 11, 2017.
What about the "Johnson Rod"...
Mine's like that.
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.
4/64ths is pretty low. I'm pretty sure that is where it'll be unless you're ok with buzzing.
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.
Yes. It's about 4/64ths from the body
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.
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
Here are some pics. ..
This is fretting the third
can you show pics of the bridge from different angles?
looks to me like youve got room to lower the saddles more if you wanted.
I've tried that but get quite a bit of buzz. Should I back off the truss rod and then try to lower them?
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.
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....
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?
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.
Don't get me wrong, it's not unplayable, but I would like it a bit lower haha... I guess I'm spoiled haha