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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:17 am 
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Hello,

I Have just bought a 300 ST for next to nothing. Its in great shape apart from the really high action.

It has a Floyd Rose II, I can't see any height adjustment screws. How do I lower the action?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:31 am 
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The trem posts need to be lowered by screwing them in.
Adjusting the truss rod will help in the process as well & possibly a shim in the neck pocket.
Look up vids on YouTube, there are many that will help.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:42 am 
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This is it. Welcme and please post pics.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:32 pm 
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As stated, if there is any room b/n the top of the body and the bottom of the base plate, just screw in the 2 trem post screws ( I prefer to do this with the trem springs removed and tuners loosened with slack strings) You don't necessarily have to take such precautions, but it prevents a little wear and tear.
If you do not have any clearance from the bottom of the bridge and the body, then shimming the neck pocket will bring the fingerboard surface closer to the high strings. Hope that clarifies a little. All advice above is great, just adding some detail.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:55 pm 
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Thanks for the replies.

Its in great condition for its age. It would be awesome to get the action nice and low. The neck feels real nice too.

The bottom e string is 4mm from the 12 fret. Way to high.

Don't think the bridge will go any lower, guess I'll have to shim it.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:30 pm 
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This is an example of what should work


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:05 pm 
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Thanks for the reply.

Also, cant find a truss rod anywhere. How do you get to it?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:49 pm 
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gravyYelp wrote:
Thanks for the reply.

Also, cant find a truss rod anywhere. How do you get to it?

Adjuster is at the heel. Need to remove the neck anyway.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:31 am 
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If you don´t want to rout a recess you have to put a shim in. Piece of an old credit card/business card for example. I sometimes use a piece of sanding paper. Just try something out. You don´t have to put the strings off for that.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:04 am 
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To make the process of experimenting with shims easier, do the following:

Set the trem height so that it has the right clearance to the body (like 2-3mm off the body on the pivot screw side). Open the trem cavity and remove the springs, just hang them out of the trem block. If needed, release the claw a bit to reduce the tension. Then you can carefully take the neck off along with the trem (still keeping the strings on, nut locks tightened) and insert the shim. Insert the trem, screw the neck back on and put the trem springs back in. Check the action and repeat the process as needed until you find the right shim height.

One or two pieces cut from an old membership card should work fine as a shim. I also round the corners off to make them fit the rounded corners of the route a bit better.

If you don't want to replace the trem for a locking one, you can just buy a set of original Schaller saddles and locking screws (thicker Schaller Floyd II version) and replace the non-locking saddles you have now. It's the "low-cost" upgrade to a double-locking system.


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