20 Most Recent Fender Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster Electric Guitar Microphone Questions & Answers

The nut and the bridge are the pieces that effect the radius of a guitar, regardless of make/model.

The radius is the arc the frets and fretboard follow from side to side. Matching this arc with your string saddles greatly increases playability and comfort when playing the guitar. The nut follows this arc also, though not as intensely as the saddles. An improperly set bridge not only is hard to play on, but causes undue stress on the player!!

Fender does not provide the specifics; it's pretty much up to the player to set to their preference. I'd check out a music store to see what a new out-of-the-box Strat is set up like, just for reference.

Fender Stevie... | Answered on Feb 16, 2015

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Fender Stevie... | Answered on Oct 23, 2010

All the info is on the headstock.

Fender Stevie... | Answered on Sep 04, 2010

Sounds like your pick-ups are failing.

Fender Stevie... | Answered on Apr 02, 2010

1982 was the first year for US Vintage Series and V-prefix serial numbers. You have to remove the neck in order to see a possible date stamp, either on the neck, or the body. So could be from 1982-to present as far as the year.

Fender Stevie... | Answered on Apr 02, 2010

Search this site for one matching what resources of pots, switches and pickups you have:


Fender Stevie... | Answered on Feb 10, 2010

Check this site:http://www.fretnotguitarrepair.com/Electric_Guitar_Intonation.htm Hope this helps.

Fender Stevie... | Answered on Nov 25, 2009

Here are two diagrams you need:http://www.fender.com/support/diagrams/pdf_temp1/stratocaster/0109200A/SD0109200APg2.pdf andhttp://www.fender.com/support/diagrams/pdf_temp1/stratocaster/0109200A/SD0109200APg4.pdf Make sure your wiring looks like this. Check for a broken ground wire Also check to make sure that the .022K capacitor is soldered to the correct connections. The 5 way switch may also be wired up wrong or in need of replacement. Hope this helps.

Fender Stevie... | Answered on Oct 19, 2009

I'm guessing that in addition to your explanation, the guitar does not have currently have strings on it and you want to replace them. If so, this will fix your problem and is generally the best way to restring a floating bridge strat:

1) Remove the metal plate from the back of the strat. Inside you'll see the springs and the back of the bridge. Get yourself a thick piece of paper (or an ace of spades card like I do ;) and hold the guitar on your lap like you're going to play.

2) Gently push the back of the bridge up a bit and slide the paper/card in between the body and the back of the bridge on the front of the guitar. This will give you the room to get the strings through and slide the tremelo bar in correctly.

3) Restring the guitar starting with the low E, bringing it into pitch and then repeating in order with the other 5 strings. The card will fall out as the strings begin to put tension on the bridge. Replace the back plate and rock out vigorously.



Fender Stevie... | Answered on Dec 14, 2008

Could be a valve taking too long to operate properly. Could be a dry capacitor. Not likely to be expensive.

Fender Audio... | Answered on Aug 21, 2017

If you have power and a good connection to the guitar, don't take it apart - take it back. It has a warranty and any reputable dealer will give you another one - just ask for a test before leaving the store/shop.

Fender Audio... | Answered on Mar 03, 2015

change the plugs on the chords.or both.they loose their resistance.good luck.

Fender Audio... | Answered on Mar 03, 2015

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