Need help raising action on strat

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  1. Cuthbert

    Cuthbert Member

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    I want to turn one of my strats into a slide guitar. Can I just get the tiny hex wrench and raise the action myself? I'm thinking I should just count the number of turns for each of the two hex screws for each string? Then will I have to intonate it after raising the action? Any TGP tips?
     
  2. DRS

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    This will work. You may also want to set the strings level instead of matching the fingerboard radius so the slide hits each string evenly. Experiment. Raising the action a bit for slide probably won't affect the intonaton much. And since you're playing slide, it won't matter, will it?
     
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    serviviente7 Supporting Member

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    Go to youtube and search frudua tv.... He will show u step by step how its done by one of the best luthiers in the world...
     
  4. Barnzy

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    A proper slide guitar should have the nut replaced with a higher one...just sayin'... (people don't and get by, but a dedicated slide guitar has high, even action.) If you go through the trouble to do a setup, go with a heavy gauge string set for more tone and raise the pickups to taste.
    Barnzy
     
  5. rwijaya

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    you don't really need to raised the action a lot. avoid using heavy Slides. find the lightest slide you could find weight wise. i've seen lots of players here that play a medium action guitars, that still play slide properly.
     
  6. bsuite

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    If your using it just for slide only you don't need to worry about intonation.
     

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