DIY Channel > DIY Strat Forum > Bridge saddles too high Discussion in ' DIY Strat Forum ' started by Stratocas , Dec 28, 2020 at 11:12 AM . With three Texas Special Stratocaster pickups and a 2-point American Pro Strat® bridge, the Strat Jazz Deluxe delivers proven tones and playability – versatile enough to cover almost any genre and familiar like an old friend. Using a 6\" (150 mm) ruler, measure the distance between bottom of strings and top of the 17th fret. I am looking to put a hot rail in the bridge of my strat but I am concerned about the output. The best place to start if you're new is right below in our "Rules" section. man thanks. To contact the forum owner hit the Contact Us link. The bridge humbucker is just too overly trebly for me, yet like most strats there’s no tone control for this pickup. They might be too dark on 250K pots. you also have that annoying vintage stagger with a tall G pole right under the string that needs it the least. Setup your Fender Stratocaster. 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I'll have to experiment with that bridge & neck common tone Mr Lumbergh mentioned. It kind of looks like it to me. 12. The one I attach shows a pretty low fit but super nice set up. This adds one more friction point to the strings (bad for tuning stability) – and you’ll be breaking more strings. Hey guys, I recently bought my very first electric guitar and I am incredibly happy with it. Press J to jump to the feed. $24.99 Add to Cart. We will go through the most critical adjustments that affect the playability of your Stratocaster. If you adjust it too low, the angle will be too steep and your strings will bottom out at the back edge of the bridge. I prefer a method that involves the use of a temporary wedge-shaped block (which you can easily make yourself) to hold the tremolo at the correct attitude during set-up. Is your tremolo docked? Archived [Question] Is this Strat bridge too high? Magnetism inhibits string vibration, which reduces sustain and in extreme … Don't worry one day you will be confident enough to adjust the pickup heights and take off the neck and poke about turn some screws..measure the scale length and adjust each saddle accordingly to the string next to it and how high it is above all the poles on each pickup. Update: I put in the extra springs and it doesn't make any significant difference nor does adjusting the claw screws. Vintage 7.25" radius 'boards are great for chord work but you'll need at least a medium action to achieve choke free bends above the 12th fret. 12 votes, 17 comments. Strat-Talk.com is an independent, member supported forum and is not affiliated with Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. It's supposed to have a slight "float" to it. However, a Fender Stratcaster bridge that floats too much can damage the bridge, as well as put too much tension on the neck, … it's fun, have fun. Weaker neck is probably more important than hotter bridge, if you want a real Strat sort of Strat. A floating bridge is a term that refers to a guitar bridge that is raised up and not flush against the body of the guitar. Yours is a common question that's been covered here a hundred times, so forgive me for not typing-out an answer, and instead just giving you links to where I've written about it before, along with a couple of reference links. I’ve got a strat with a Callaham full bridge assembly but I’m finding grooves to be forming in them and I suspect this is where the small amount of tuning instability I have is coming from. The action is however fine. Thanks for visiting. When I look up videos on the action adjustment I see that everybody’s bridge saddles are low and that half of the screws are poking out. The front of the bridge is flush with the body so if it's parallel there will be no upward travel. As long as the polepieces aren’t touching the strings or the pickups aren’t falling off the adjustment screws, any height is fair game and your ears will know when something’s wrong. If not, what can I do to fix it? Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by Stratocas, Dec 28, 2020 at 11:12 AM. ). Posted by u/[deleted] 1 year ago. Inc some shots. Fender's website has the basic "how to set up your stratocaster guitar" with the basic fender factory and suggested settings along with videos.your preferences may vary. See for yourself: Press J to jump to the feed. Why are my saddles high and why are some guitars saddles low? High Outputs will sound more like a normal strat pickup on 500K pots. If it is, that would allow for your saddles being that high without issue...and for your guitar to be set-up well and playable. Press J to jump to the feed. Modern 9.5" radius Fenders are easier on the upper fret noodling. 2. How to fix a strat bridge raising or lifting in the back.If the bridge is lifted in the back you will have a hard time keeping your guitar in tune. Log In Sign Up. But what makes the difference? 12 [HELP] The bridge on my strat is sticking up. Many of the same set-up steps apply to both: https://www.reddit.com/r/Guitar/comments/6ehqb4/question_how_to_tune_with_a_fender_floating/, https://www.reddit.com/r/Guitar/comments/9ilwj3/newbie_my_new_strats_bridge_is_raised_up_way_more/, https://www.reddit.com/r/Guitar/comments/2o1eka/help_the_bridge_on_my_strat_is_sticking_up/, https://skyscraperguitars.com/store/#!/TremWedge-Floating-Tremolo-Setup-Tool/p/75945611/category=25043259. Before you start adjusting: Be sure that you take a measurement of all settings before you adjust anything. That’s nice to hear! The bridge should be parallel to the top. high E 1/16” (1.6mm) Bridge pickup low E 1/16” (1.6mm) high E 3/64” (1.2mm) These settings will provide a lot of presence and attack. Traditional Strat bridges are strung through the back body and up through the block of the tremolo. This is a handy guide to setting up your Fender Stratocaster guitar. One hazard of setting the pickups too high is excessive magnetic pull on the strings. that means you don't want any of them super-close, and you won't need the bridge too close to get balanced output with the others. Adjust bridge saddles to the height according to the chart, then re-tune. You may need to check the height of the fret board in relation to the face of the body. Fender spec is a 1/8" (3.2 mm) gap at rear of bridge so yeah.... tighten the spring claw. This video is part of a series I've done on how I built my Fender Custom Shop 1962 style heavy relic Stratocaster. Tighten the springs in the back and retune until it sits parallel to the top when in tune. I believe the strings are 10s on it currently and the bridge seems really high, is it normal? Close. So I just finished changing the strings on my strat and then I noticed that the bridge was sticking out. I assume my strat will have a 250kΩ volume potentiometer, will this make the hot rail too muddy and ruin it? Pull the string to the tuner. Done right, the trem will keep everything in tune, even after some kind of dramatic use of the vibrato. Steel Pole pickups have a slightly stiffer treble than the High Outputs. This is a forum where guitarists, from novice to experienced, can explore the world of guitar through a variety of media and discussion. (You must log in or sign up to reply here. I'd choose something like 42awg wound to 6.5, 6.0, and 5.5k for bridge mid & neck. The bridge needs to float with tension applied by the strings and the springs in the back of the guitar. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, Martin Fender Taylor Orange ENGL VHT Vox. 2 [Question] Is this Strat bridge too high? Includes custom COA and Surf Green Parallel Universe II Deluxe Hardshell case. Pickup E-Gitarre Larry diMarzio´s Superdistortion Humbucker war damals in den 70ern der erste Replacement - Pickup, der … Besonderheiten. Hello everyone, I bought my first strat a few months ago. My screws cant go any higher. I've seen a bridge set up like this on purpose by a professional musician, but it's certainly outside the norm. If you have guitar related questions, use the "Search" field or ask the community. Welcome to r/guitar, a community devoted to the exchange of guitar related information and entertainment. Players with a light touch can get away with lower action; others need higher action to avoid rattles. Also be aware that your bridge is a "vintage, 6-screw type", as opposed to a modern Two-Point bridge. https://diystrat.blogspot.com/2011/08/setting-up-or-adjusting-stratocaster.html User account menu. Set flat is not the way it was designed. Generally when a Strat with a 57/62, 2 7/32" spacing hardtail bridge is properly setup the G & D saddles will have one full 360 degree thread and a bit more protruding above both saddles. Sort By: Show: 001-0322-000 Bridge Plate, Vintage Stratocaster Non-Tremolo Hardtail Guitar 0010322000. Log In Sign Up. i hope that one day ill be confident enough to adjust my pickups and stuff. you have normal strat pickups neck and middle and a hot overwound bridge pickup, all with regular A5 magnets that have a strong pull. I guess its been so long since I was worried about messing with my guitars (over 40 years now) that I just forget about being nervous about any of it. Does anyone know if there is some way I can keep the bridge closer to the body when the guitar is in tune? For a more open 1950s sound, try adjusting the pickups 1/32” (0.8mm) further from the strings. Home Topics Music Instruments Is my strat bridge too high Notices Welcome to Boards.ie; here are some tips and tricks to help you get started. Plus Im a mechanic by trade for 40+ years and a consummate tinkerer to boot. When it was manyfactured, the lighter standard string gauge and the slight float were considered for the factory/point of sale setups... you change string size, or decide on a flush trem, an entire setup MUST be done for intonation and the trem operation. The other option, if you have an SSS Strat is to swap the bridge and middle pickup in the pickguard for a no-solder change so the tone tone control follows to the bridge position. First, check tuning. Posted by 6 years ago. If you adjust the tailpiece too high, the pressure at the bridge will be too weak. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. What happens if I adjust my pickup too close to the strings? But there are other methods. Hotter bridge like Gilmour uses is still Stratty but not traditionally so. This gives you the Tele-like bridge+neck option. Push your Low E String down at the highest fret. Or you can swap the wires at the switch to give the same effect. Also, if you're going to set up flush, get a couple of those little felt of silicone rubber pads to protect your finish under the bridge plate. So generally there's maybe a 5° angle, not the 15° seen here. Bridge pickup: Low E: 3.80mm / 0.149" Hi E : 4.74mm / 0.186" Often people will place the bridge pickup too high (close to the strings), with a VINTAGE set this destroys the tone, making it sound too narrow, focused, brittle, and harsh. Then adjust intonation. How far away from the strings does the pickup need to be? Fingerboard radius The higher the number, the flatter the 'board, the lower the action. Close. 001-9470-000 Fender USA Vintage Strat Bridge Plate 0019470000 . New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. There are excellent how to's and advice as well from knowledgable persons and entities on the internet. There is a hole drilled out in the block for each string and pops up out of the baseplate on the top side of the bridge in the middle of the saddles. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts . Experiment with the height until the desired sound and feel is achieved.Note: For locking tremolo systems, the individual string height is preset. It all depends on how much upwards travel you want though. $27.99 Add to Cart. The B, A, E, E will fall in place with both E saddles not being too high or too low; setup is based on a Pro neck using taller 6105 wire, 10/16 radius, notes clean acoustically. https://i.imgur.com/r4USfb1.jpg https://i.imgur.com/7LFgMUo.jpg. Does anyone have the same and is this normal or not. User account menu. I bought a really cheap strat which is okay but it's vintage-type floating tremolo bridge always goes up too high so I cant move it both up and down. Not quite. Some guitar players prefer a floating bridge, as it allows them to manipulate the whammy bar in both directions instead of only forward. I believe the strings are 10s on it currently and the bridge seems really high, is it normal? How much should I loosen them? If i change to a 500kΩ potentiometer to get the best out of the hot rail I feel like it might make the neck too bright? Home Forums > DIY Channel > DIY Strat Forum > Bridge saddles too high Discussion in ' DIY Strat Forum ' started by Stratocas , Dec 28, 2020 at 11:12 AM . With three Texas Special Stratocaster pickups and a 2-point American Pro Strat® bridge, the Strat Jazz Deluxe delivers proven tones and playability – versatile enough to cover almost any genre and familiar like an old friend. Using a 6\" (150 mm) ruler, measure the distance between bottom of strings and top of the 17th fret. I am looking to put a hot rail in the bridge of my strat but I am concerned about the output. The best place to start if you're new is right below in our "Rules" section. man thanks. To contact the forum owner hit the Contact Us link. The bridge humbucker is just too overly trebly for me, yet like most strats there’s no tone control for this pickup. They might be too dark on 250K pots. you also have that annoying vintage stagger with a tall G pole right under the string that needs it the least. Setup your Fender Stratocaster. Strat Bridge Plates. Be advised, there is no "one way" to deal with your question, so others will answer it differently. Experimenting costs nothing and all you need is a screwdriver. I use the vibrato bar a lot and play a 10,12,16,28,38,46 set of Ernie ball strings. Yes they were, I bought this guitar new. 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