Posted by 6 years ago. 12 votes, 17 comments. Hello everyone, I bought my first strat a few months ago. 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. Modern 9.5" radius Fenders are easier on the upper fret noodling. So generally there's maybe a 5° angle, not the 15° seen here. But what makes the difference? Press J to jump to the feed. 12 [HELP] The bridge on my strat is sticking up. Adjust bridge saddles to the height according to the chart, then re-tune. I believe the strings are 10s on it currently and the bridge seems really high, is it normal? 2 [Question] Is this Strat bridge too high? Press J to jump to the feed. They might be too dark on 250K pots. How much should I loosen them? you have normal strat pickups neck and middle and a hot overwound bridge pickup, all with regular A5 magnets that have a strong pull. Set flat is not the way it was designed. $27.99 Add to Cart. https://i.imgur.com/r4USfb1.jpg https://i.imgur.com/7LFgMUo.jpg. First, check tuning. 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. One hazard of setting the pickups too high is excessive magnetic pull on the strings. I use the vibrato bar a lot and play a 10,12,16,28,38,46 set of Ernie ball strings. 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. Hotter bridge like Gilmour uses is still Stratty but not traditionally so. Yes they were, I bought this guitar new. If you adjust the tailpiece too high, the pressure at the bridge will be too weak. 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. 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. I'd choose something like 42awg wound to 6.5, 6.0, and 5.5k for bridge mid & neck. Weaker neck is probably more important than hotter bridge, if you want a real Strat sort of Strat. Fingerboard radius The higher the number, the flatter the 'board, the lower the action. Does it have something to do with the tremelo setup? 12. High Outputs will sound more like a normal strat pickup on 500K pots. So I just finished changing the strings on my strat and then I noticed that the bridge was sticking out. Sort By: Show: 001-0322-000 Bridge Plate, Vintage Stratocaster Non-Tremolo Hardtail Guitar 0010322000. The bridge should be parallel to the top. Welcome to r/guitar, a community devoted to the exchange of guitar related information and entertainment. I assume my strat will have a 250kΩ volume potentiometer, will this make the hot rail too muddy and ruin it? Hey guys, I recently bought my very first electric guitar and I am incredibly happy with it. I am looking to put a hot rail in the bridge of my strat but I am concerned about the output. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, Martin Fender Taylor Orange ENGL VHT Vox. 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. 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