Fender Stratocaster: Electric Guitar Setup : String Height: Fender Stratocaster Setup

Part 2 – Learn how to adjust the guitar string action to setup a fender stratocaster electric guitar in this diy guitar tech video.

Expert: The Ferret
Bio: The Ferret has been a guitar repair professional for over five
years, & has played guitar professionally for over 30 years. His expertise extends into bass guitars & other string instruments.
Filmmaker: Todd Sapio

Comments

25 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:
    Posted August 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    nice vid

  2. Anonymous says:
    Posted August 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    what type of fender is this? im buying one with the same bridge, the guy claims it’s an american standard.

  3. Anonymous says:
    Posted August 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    …also…..depending on the style and brand of guitar……..the intonation can change depending on the position it’s in. I have set up some guitars….especially elec bass’s that have very flexable necks that play fine in one position……but if you slightly tilt the body into you it will change

  4. Anonymous says:
    Posted August 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    Say what??? This guy gives no usable information whatsoever. I get the impression he’s not sure about what he’s doing. expertvillage needs to delete or replace this short clip with one with some substance IMHO.

  5. Anonymous says:
    Posted August 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    American Standard HSS, it says Corona, California on the neck plate in the other video. The color is Cherry Burst.

  6. Anonymous says:
    Posted August 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    what is the size of the screw of the bridge coz i lost mine…

  7. Anonymous says:
    Posted August 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    american (or mexican cant really tell in the video) standard stratocaster with (I guess) a sunburst finish

  8. Anonymous says:
    Posted August 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    what is the exact name of this guitar

  9. Anonymous says:
    Posted August 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    lol he’s fucking up his bridge with the wrong allan key

    fail

  10. Anonymous says:
    Posted August 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    LOL this fuktard isnt even using the right size allan key. “Expert village” strikes again!

  11. Anonymous says:
    Posted August 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    Don’t know what this is about. Not very informative or usable. Rubbish !

  12. Anonymous says:
    Posted August 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    Jackson SLMG all fucking day m/

  13. Anonymous says:
    Posted August 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    oops sorry i missed the point of your post. Well checking intonation with harmonics is very inaccurate. You want to check the open string against the fretted note at the 12th fret. Should be as close to the same as possible.

  14. Anonymous says:
    Posted August 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    I know but thats for intonation. Has very little to do with setting string height according to a pickup which can also have varying heights.

  15. Anonymous says:
    Posted August 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    you always want the harmonic on the 12th to be the exact same pitch as the fretted 12th tho

  16. Anonymous says:
    Posted August 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    Check out my new 2009 USA strat, changed the pickups to Bare Knuckle “Trilogy Suite” set

  17. Anonymous says:
    Posted August 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    i have the problem that wen i play anny string on the first fret it sounds out of tuna allmost ass if it was some thing relly wrong but on all the other frets it sounds just fine.Shall i check the height of the strings or waths wrong?

  18. Anonymous says:
    Posted August 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

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  19. Anonymous says:
    Posted August 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    you might want to put an extra spring or two in the back and make sure to tighten up the screws after.

  20. Anonymous says:
    Posted August 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    reemember when you’re checking intonation dont use harmonics. Thats very inaccurate. Use the fretted 12th fret and the open string.

  21. Anonymous says:
    Posted August 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    that sounds like an intonation problem. I would consider checking it for every note on every string and see if they’re all in tune.

  22. Anonymous says:
    Posted August 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    i have a fender strat, just put on new strings.
    all strings are in tune, and the intonation seems right, but when i play more than one note at a time (i.e chords), they sound really out of tune.. any suggestions on how to fix that?

  23. Anonymous says:
    Posted August 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    yea tighten the 2 screws in back of guitar and tune up and keep doing so until the sping and string tension are eqaul and that gives you your bridge angle

  24. Anonymous says:
    Posted August 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    hes doing it totaly wrong

  25. Anonymous says:
    Posted August 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    ok i stringed it up like i always do but when i go to tune it, the bridge lifts up like really far and its shouldnt. what should i do?


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