Highwood saddles bottoming out on bridge?? Need advice

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  1. Antstrat

    Antstrat Most Honored Senior Member

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    Yours has the micro tilt correct? If so that can achieve the same thing. Just loosen the neck bolts a few turns, adjust, then tighten the neck bolts.
     
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    Can you be a little more specific? im not sure what the micro tilt is.

    Edit: Just found a video showing how to adjust it! Mine does have this.
     
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    Excellent! Hopefully that will do the trick. Keep us posted.
     
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    I cant thank you enough man! This did exactly the trick. 1/2 turn on the micro tilt and i got plenty of room now to adjust my saddles. Everything just feels better now after setting up the action. I dropped to 1.75mm with zero buzz, plays great! Thanks again
     
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    Thank you! Very glad it worked out and happy playing.
     
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    Nothing better than a happy ending! :p
     
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    I see you confirmed no shim, but that angle on the neck definitely looks tilted forward based on the first pics. So it may just be the way the neck fits the pocket .

    Yes...shimming it close to the body will tiit the neck back, lowering the action as a conseqence, but it's not used to adjust action. That's done with the saddles. Lowering it will allow you to raise those saddles up and give you some degree of play up or down instead of just having them decked. Decked there is no way to go but higher.
     
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    DOH.jpg Geez..why didn't I see that post? Good call @Antstrat! I had the right idea but the wrong solution. I didn't even stop to think if his guitar had the MT.
     
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  10. BlurgyWurgyWibble

    BlurgyWurgyWibble Strat-O-Master

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    I have those saddles and I do not endorse them. Nothing wrong with them, its a subjective dislike: I do not like the way they change the tone of the instrument. Its much more subdued and dull sounding. Slotted saddles are not my cup of tea. £50 burned to find that out.. oh well.
     
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    About a 1/4 inch strip of a buisness card works.
     
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    Scott Baxendale Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    You just need to add a shim to the south end of the neck pocket and readjust accordingly.
     
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