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Question About Micro-Tilt Set Screw Adjustment

FenderGuy53

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I just did a setup on my new (to me) 2008 Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Thinline, using a neck relief of .010" and an action of 4/64" across all 6 strings.

After adjusting the saddles, I noticed that they were all adjusted to the upper limits on the saddle screws (that is, there was little/no wiggle room to adjust the saddle further upward).

To gain some wiggle room, I released all the tension on the Micro-Tilt set screw (turning counter-clockwise); however, I didn't gain anything.

Am I doing something wrong? How can I get more upward mobility on my saddles?

Thanks, guys.
 

FenderGuy53

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543
Did you tighten the neck screws after backing off the micro tilt?
Yes.

Problem found and solved. Back of neck joint had a Fender sticker and two of the screws which hold the metal plate for the Micro-Tilt set screw were not tightened flush with the mounting surface.

I also shimmed the front of the neck pocket with a playing card for good measure.

All is well in Thinline World!
 




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