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It seems as if some of the strings are coming off the pins at a slight angle. Notice the two E’s and the G string are straight. By loosening the strings, pulling the pins and adjusting the strings to make sure they are coming straight off the pins that should correct the spacing issue. As for the sound, at this point you should be trying to curve your ...


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The out of place string will be due to it sitting incorrectly on either the Nut (white plastic bit closest to the tuners) or the bridge saddle (the white part in the second photo you added). Hate to be the one to break it to you if you're not already aware, but this is a pretty cheap and low quality instrument so problems like this are not out of the ...


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Loosen off the A string enough so you can lift it off the bridge, and move it across so it's equidistant between the E and the D strings. Then re-tune it. Job done. Where it is should only affect the tuning infinitesimally.


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Start by re-setting the neck - with lower pitch comes lower tension, so the strings may be affected by the action. A high action will necessitate the strings having to be pressed harder, sending them sharp. Using the 12th fret harmonic is a time-honoured way to check against the fretted 12 pitch. That's of course after putting on a new set of strings, as old ...


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I'm more experienced with Telecasters than Stratocasters, but I see this problem with gauges much higher, such as .013s trying to get into standard-neck baritone territory. I took off the low-Es spring to gain some space, but it seems impossible to have blues-rock post-1982 if you can't intonate a Strat in Eb. Taking it to a luthier for a setup is a ...


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Yes. It doesn't take much computer power by today's standards to record a few tracks of audio. And the Focusrite is a competent interface. You could probably get just as good a result with a mic half the price though. Above a certain price level mics might sound different, but not really 'better'. Have you got a really nice-sounding room to record in? ...


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I cannot be definitive, as I'm not a Strat guy, but later G&L bridges have a set screw to force the saddles together so they resonate.


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There are systems like the Steinberger Trans-Trem that are supposed to allow a chord to be in tune through a dive-bomb, but for the Stratocaster, it isn't in the cards. In a video for Musicians Institute and Guitar World, Carl Verheyen describes his setup for a floating Strat bridge, giving him a minor third on the G string and a whole step on the B. I think ...


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If you're hoping to get all strings to stay in tune with each other whenn playing a chord (E major pulling up to F major, and dropping down to E♭ major when the vib. is pressed), forget it. You can get the mechanism to balance (somewhat) by adjusting the springs underneath, but with only two springs, it's only going to be approximate. Put the middle spring ...


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If mic volume is an issue, I recommend a gain booster such as FetHead or Cloudlifter. Both run on phantom power, and, if needed, FetHead has a version that will supply phantom power to the mic. Note that different mics will have different levels. For example, a condenser mic with phantom power may have a stronger signal than a dynamic mic. A condenser mic ...


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