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OK, so thanks to the advice before, both of my bolt-on neck guitars now have lovely low action.

However.. in looking at my Schecter Strategy (80's strat clone..) I am faced with another drama. The thing has a set neck, and being like a Strat it has no neck angle at all. Basically at the 22nd fret the fretboard is the same height as the pickup, which would be fine, except the stock bridge's lowest height (it's sort of a cross between a kahler, a floyd and a stock fender trem.. interesting) is far too high for nice low action.

There's unfortunately no way I can bow the neck back far enough to get decent action, as of course the strings bottom out.

So, that leaves me with two options, get the neck reset or replace the bridge. I can't get a whammy bar for the bridge (weird thread size, it's like an OFR but the collar is slightly bigger) so I figure... why cut the neck off?

My question is this : will I be able to set a floyd really low into the body, thus lowering my action? ie, the lowest setting at the saddles will be approximately the same height as the pickups, then I can raise the height up to suit. I'll take some photos when I get a camera (have to buy another one, mine just died) to hopefully illustrate what I'm asking.

Cheers

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OK, so thanks to the advice before, both of my bolt-on neck guitars now have lovely low action.

However.. in looking at my Schecter Strategy (80's strat clone..) I am faced with another drama. The thing has a set neck, and being like a Strat it has no neck angle at all. Basically at the 22nd fret the fretboard is the same height as the pickup, which would be fine, except the stock bridge's lowest height (it's sort of a cross between a kahler, a floyd and a stock fender trem.. interesting) is far too high for nice low action.

There's unfortunately no way I can bow the neck back far enough to get decent action, as of course the strings bottom out.

So, that leaves me with two options, get the neck reset or replace the bridge. I can't get a whammy bar for the bridge (weird thread size, it's like an OFR but the collar is slightly bigger) so I figure... why cut the neck off?

My question is this : will I be able to set a floyd really low into the body, thus lowering my action? ie, the lowest setting at the saddles will be approximately the same height as the pickups, then I can raise the height up to suit. I'll take some photos when I get a camera (have to buy another one, mine just died) to hopefully illustrate what I'm asking.

Cheers

Your the best person to answer your own question because you have the parts in front of you. If you set the neck straight and extend a straight edge to the saddles you can get an idea as to how much recess would be needed. Now you can set it to bottom out or if you want to go for minimum recess you may be able to leave it up slightly higher (set to the lowest possible action you would ever try to achive). After you know the required depth of recess you can compair body thickness and so forth to make sure you will have adequit clearance in the cavity.

Peace,Rich

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Your the best person to answer your own question because you have the parts in front of you. If you set the neck straight and extend a straight edge to the saddles you can get an idea as to how much recess would be needed. Now you can set it to bottom out or if you want to go for minimum recess you may be able to leave it up slightly higher (set to the lowest possible action you would ever try to achive). After you know the required depth of recess you can compair body thickness and so forth to make sure you will have adequit clearance in the cavity.

Peace,Rich

Well, it works in my mind, I just wanted to know if it's an acceptable solution to my problem. It seems that it is, though, so I will go right ahead and do it. Cheers!!

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