String tree spacers?

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  1. Iceman0124

    Iceman0124 Senior Member

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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?
     
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    dennistruckdriver V.I.P. Member

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    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.
     
  3. Roman

    Roman Master Luthier V.I.P. V.I.P. Member

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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.
     
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    dennistruckdriver V.I.P. Member

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    Kinda like this?
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    Roman Master Luthier V.I.P. V.I.P. Member

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    yeah, kinda.:D
     

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