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69tele



Rockin Gibraltar

Thou Shalt Gas !
Oct 12th, 2013 11:03 AM        

Hi there, have a Squier Mini strat which has been lying in my sisters house for several years in an open gigbag.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> whats the best way to proceed to get it playable ? (for a 7 year old )



huck



us

Oct 12th, 2013 08:11 PM        

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



69tele



Rockin Gibraltar

Thou Shalt Gas !
Oct 14th, 2013 04:59 AM        

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



us

Oct 14th, 2013 12:08 PM        

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

Thou Shalt Gas !
Oct 16th, 2013 03:27 AM        

thanks will give that a go !



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