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Unread 12-01-2008, 02:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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String tree spacers?

On my new MIM tele there are no spacers on the string tree, nor on my MIM strat. I had an old Squire strat with large head lying around that did have 2 trees with spacers, put those on my tele and strat and wonder if that was a good idea or not. There is considerably less pull on the tree now, its still putting some angle on, but perhaps not enough?
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Unread 12-01-2008, 02:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: String tree spacers?

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On my new MIM tele there are no spacers on the string tree, nor on my MIM strat. I had an old Squire strat with large head lying around that did have 2 trees with spacers, put those on my tele and strat and wonder if that was a good idea or not. There is considerably less pull on the tree now, its still putting some angle on, but perhaps not enough?
A friend was having the same problem with his Squier VM Thinline. The spacers were too tall, which was not placing enough tension at the nut. His E and B strings would occasionally pop out. You can either use different height spacers, or redrill the hole at a different location for a greater or lesser angle.
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Unread 12-01-2008, 03:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: String tree spacers?

Here is a freebie. Throw the spacers away and use springs, you can dial in the string tree height to wherever it is best for you.
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Here is a freebie. Throw the spacers away and use springs, you can dial in the string tree height to wherever it is best for you.
Kinda like this?
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Re: String tree spacers?

yeah, kinda.
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