So after many years of Gibson Style Guitars, I got an itch to re-explore the nuances of the strat and it's traditional sound. Maybe I was listening to too much SRV or Jimi or even possibly John Mayer. I'm not sure. So I ordered and received a white maple fingerboard Squire Deluxe from Musician' Friend. I was truly impressed with the guitar's fit and finish however since it came in a sealed factory box, I knew It needed setting up. Not a problem, I have the tools and experience. Try as I might, It never was exactly correct. Even though I adjusted the truss rod correctly, and string height. notes did not really ring. I added the included spring to avoid the annoying (to me) bridge float. Still no joy. The Fender Web page stated that it was shipped with fender bullet strings so, at that time I did not suspect that the problems were caused by Sh*tty strings. But Yes, indeed they were. I threw on a set of GHS 9.5-43 and It sounded great. Ah new issues. Bridge was floating again, I cranked in the trem claw and bridge was still floating. Drove down to local Music store, bought 2 more strings, and problem solved. So I do not know if this is a one off, but after this I strongly recommend immediately changing string on any new Squire.