Guitar neck and strings.


tab_ish
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05/04/2006 2:09 am
Hey guys,

My question is about the distance between the strings and the neck itself. I've had my all american fender strat for about 5 years now and I haven't had it checked this time. My concern is, could this distance be reduced? Could I get somebody to take a look at it (or do it myself)? Could it have gotten worse over the course of time?

(I seem to recall it being much less)
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05/04/2006 2:29 am
What you're refering to is action. It can be adjust by raising or lowering the bridge. It will usually mess with your intonation so you might have to adjust that at the same time.
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rightturnonly
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05/04/2006 3:15 pm
I have noticed that as guitars age, fret wear occours, This is a natural condition caused by bending srtings. When we use string bending > vibrato > ect. Fretware is inescapable, After years of playing on a certain guitar Fretware occurs, and the action of the guitar needs to be raised. Of course we can go one futher and have a specialist replace worn frets,but we must be careful about the Tec. we use, if the tech. is a good one= a good job If the tech. is noot so good= we get a bad job. RTO :)
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05/04/2006 6:14 pm
Originally Posted by: tab_ishHey guys,

My question is about the distance between the strings and the neck itself. I've had my all american fender strat for about 5 years now and I haven't had it checked this time. My concern is, could this distance be reduced? Could I get somebody to take a look at it (or do it myself)? Could it have gotten worse over the course of time?

(I seem to recall it being much less)
Temp has a lot to do with it to. If you leave a guitar in the hot or cold the neck can warp causing the problem. If you are comfortable so is your guitar! You wouldnt lay in a hot car trunk all day now would you? :(
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05/06/2006 6:41 pm
It's not the most in-depth explanation, but I came across this:
Guitar Set-up
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konman
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05/07/2006 2:16 am
this is what fender has to say about setup:

http://www.fenderplayersclub.com/front_office/intonation.htm

http://www.fender.com/support/setup/stratsetup.php
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