I just strung up the strat I'm putting together to check alignment/action and I'm having some string alignment issues - the E string is practically hanging off the fretboard above the 12th fret.
Here are some pictures to illustrate the problem:
I've got very little experience with setup, but presumably it has to be either:
1. Nut alignment (which, as you can see, I've messed with to no avail)
2. Neck alignment - maybe a shim between the neck and the side of the pocket on the treble side?
3. Bridge alignment - is there anything I can actually change about this?
Any ideas would be much appreciated!
You don't mention what you've done to this guitar or what has changed? If the neck has been off - check that. Some guitars have a little wiggle room in the neck pocket while others are snug. With the type of saddles you have there- depending how you adjust each little Allen screw the string will shift across the saddle which will translate to fairly big movement across the neck. Get the string height where you want it but use one screw higher or lower than the other to shift the string alignment.