matthew bryan Posted August 20, 2010 Report Share Posted August 20, 2010 Hello all, I was reading a book the other day and it described how to figure out the neck pocket depth for hardtail or tele style bridges. Again these are for bridges that are not too tall and do not require a neck angle...example of bridges this would not work for is TOM type of bridges because the neck would be really high off of the body of the guitar. 1. set saddles to their lowest position 2. measure the saddle heights from the top of the saddle to the top of the guitar body....in the case of a tele bridge you would include the bridge plate thickness as well. 3. measure the total neck thickness including fret height. Do this in the center of the neck cuz that is the thickest part. 4. subtract these two measurements and that is the neck pocket depth. This means that at the lowest setting on the saddles the strings will be just resting on the fret tops and all action adjustments are up form there. Was just making sure I got the steps correct. I was also thinking you could take this concept furthur......take your planned action at the 12th fret (bottom of the string to the top of the Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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