DrummerDude Posted April 3, 2007 Report Share Posted April 3, 2007 Hi guys, I recently bought a Squier Stratocaster (Affinity seris). I don't have any experience with Fenders or their copies. What bugs me is the distance between the strings and the frets at the lower end of the neck. It is too high, I think The action in the lower part of the neck is around 1,5 mm from the crown of the first fret to the string and the nut itself is 3-3,5 mm high. I find it kind of uncomfortable if not difficult to fret the strings at the low edn of the fretboard - it feels like I'm playing beyond 12th fret on my Ibanez, just more difficult. Of course, I am having action issues all along the neck but this is totally killing me. I mean - some people (myself included) are unhappy when the action is 1,5 mm at the 12th fret, let alone at the first one... The action at the first fret on most guitars I have owned has always been just a fraction of a milimeter. At the moment I am staring at another guitar of mine and I am guessing that it's action at 1st fret is only like 0,2 mm or so - the fat E string is just barely above the crown of the fret. Here is a photo of the bad Squier nut I made: Am I missing something? Is a nut that high typical for any Fender/Squier Stratocaster or is just mine that is like that? Do you think that cutting the nut's fullers deeper or installing a completely new nut is absolutely necessary or should I leave it like that because this is just the way any Stratocaster should be? Thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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