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69tele

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Oct 12th, 2013 11:03 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hi there, have a Squier Mini strat which has been lying in my sisters house for several years in an open gigbag.

Given it a good clean new strings (ddarios 009), cut the nut and setup the saddles but plays quite out of tune and the action is horrible.

whats the best way to proceed to get it playable ? (for a 7 year old )

huck

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Oct 12th, 2013 08:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

you can either tune it up to g or put much heavier strings on it. i think i have 11s on mine (could be 12s, but i doubt it), and it stays in tune quite well. i was able to intonate it fine, too.

the heavier strings are needed to keep the strings at tension while tuned to e with a shorter scale length.

oh -- make sure to check the screws on the bridge. mine were all loose when i got it, causing the bridge to rise a little. that'll mess things up.

(This message was last edited by huck at 01:19 AM, Oct 13th, 2013)

69tele

Rockin Gibraltar

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Oct 14th, 2013 04:59 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

thanks for that how does it play with 11s ? I ask as it's for a child so want to keep it as easy to play as possible

huck

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Oct 14th, 2013 12:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

with the shorter scale, 11s on the mini feel (to me) like 9s on my strat. the kid won't have any trouble with it.

69tele

Rockin Gibraltar

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Oct 16th, 2013 03:27 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

thanks will give that a go !

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