descent into chaos
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son come runnin
ya better come quick
this rotgut moonshine is
makin me sick
your mama called the law
and theyre gonna
take me away
down so far even the
devil wont stay
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Listen/purchase: EP by Blood Sun Circle
So I have never really liked the action on my upside down lefty American Standard Strat. But the saddles were almost as low as they could go…and and the neck had virtually no relief, but STILL the action was too high.
And then I remembered something I read on the M&M Guitar Bar blog (if you don’t already follow them, I highly recommend you do…they are experts in the guitar field and have taught me a TON of stuff!) about shimming the neck pocket which tilts the neck back ever so slightly to improve the string height. So I thought I would give it a try!
Long story short: it worked VERY well! The action is now extremely low…I might even have to raise the saddles slightly!
Oh also: only AFTER I took of the neck did I remember that most, if not all Strats since the 70s have a little screw you can access through the neck plate which pushes up on the back of the neck - basically doing the same thing as a shim but with no need to remove the neck! This was called the “Micro-Tilt” system and it was one of the last things Leo Fender designed before leaving the company. I can never remember the name “Micro-Tilt” though. I always call it the “Tilt-A-Whirl”…
I never play strats but…. Knowledge is power sooooo