Collection of Fender Stratocaster Setup Figures

Collated below are some generic Stratocaster setup numbers as they would likely come from the Fender factory and and also the settings for the infamous Black Strat that i used.

Note:

  • 1st string – High E – Treble Side
  • 6th string – Low E – Bass Side

/Basic Fender Stratocaster Setup

Pickups

Hold string down at last fret ( 21 or 22 ).

  • 2mm – Treble Side ( Volume / Tone Pot Side )
  • 2.4mm – Bass Side

Nut Slot Height

Hold string at 3rd fret.

  • 0.4572mm – Between String and Fret

/Gilmour Black Strat

All the details below are taken straight from the book “Pink Floyd The Black Strat – A History of David Gilmours Black Fender Stratocaster” which i own a personal copy of.

Pickups

Hold string down at last fret ( 21 or 22 ).

Neck

  • 1.25mm – Treble Side ( Volume / Tone Pot Side )
  • 2.8mm – Bass Side

Middle

  • 1.7mm – Treble Side ( Volume / Tone Pot Side )
  • 2.75mm – Bass Side

Bridge

  • 1.25mm – Treble Side ( Volume / Tone Pot Side )
  • 2.75mm – Bass Side

Neck

  • Relief at 9th Fret 0.13mm

Action at 12th Fret

  • Set from 1.8mm on the Low E to 1.6mm on the High E

Nut Slot Height

Hold string at 3rd fret.

  • 0.5mm – Between String and Fret Bass Side
  • 0.25mm – Between String and Fret Treble Side

Bridge Tremolo

  • Set 1.5mm off the body.
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