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Tips on setting up the action on a Strat.

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by In Absentia, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. In Absentia

    In Absentia Member

    Aug 10, 2009
    Roanoke, VA
    Can anyone give me a cheat sheet of how to setup the action on my friend's strat? I don't have access to tons of measurement tools, but I do have access to business cards. Help a brutha' out!
  2. whiteop

    whiteop Senior Member

    Dec 9, 2009
  3. XmasTree

    XmasTree Member

    Jan 7, 2009
    Clearwater, FL * Tampa Bay Area
    print out one of those "printable" RADIUS squares. (cut it out slowly/accurately)
    lower the action to your liking using the appropriate Radius square as a guide
    if Fender says to set it a certain height, i'd get a ruler and use that as a "guideline/starting point"
    then get your tuner and set the intonation

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