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Mustang bridge action lowering problem

 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:37 am    Post subject: Mustang bridge action lowering problem Reply with quote

Hey guys, I am new to this forum, but I thought I'd join since I just bought my first shortscale: a 1975 black Fender Mustang. It's all original except for the bridge. I am not able to lower the action on this replacement bridge, so if there isn't somehow another way to lower the action, what bridge should I pick up so that I may do so?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To adjust the height of the bridge, you need to insert a size zero philips head screwdriver into the tiny holes on each side of the bridge (next to low e and high e saddles).

If the screws are stripped get a replacement mustang bridge. Get one that matches the radius of the neck.

Common mustang bridges:

http://www.guitarpartsresource.com/gbridge_mustang.htm

I have a staytrem bridge on my mustang. This is cool because you use allen key to adjust height and intonation and don't have to worry about rattling screws. The guys sells a version for 7.25 and 9.5 radius fretboards:

http://staytrem.com/epages/950002362.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/950002362/Categories/Page__Category1
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bridge is already lowered all of the way though
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the bridge is lowered sll the way to the scratchplate, then you'll need to put a shim in the neck pocket to raise the fretboard/neck up towards the strings. Then readjust the bridge to optimum. It sounds stressful, but it's actually really easy. Loads of online tutorials and vids.
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