Black alloy steel bridge saddle height
adjustment set screws for 2008 and newer
American Standard Stratocaster® that use the
fine thread #4-48 saddle height adjustment
set screws. Typically Fender has used the
#4-40 saddle height set screws on the Strat
since 1954, so before ordering make sure to
determine the correct thread size on your
particular guitar before ordering
Uses 0.050" hex wrench which is
Lengths: 1/4", 5/16"
Most common setups are to use shorter length
saddle height adjustment set screws on the
little E and big E string saddles with the
in-between saddles B, G, D & A using the
next size larger. Exactly which ones
you use on your two outer E string saddles
all depends on your particular guitar setup.
The most common quantities for a complete
six saddle height adjustment set screw
re-fit usually are one of the
following two combinations:
- 4 of the 1/4" length
and 8 of the 5/16" length.
- 4 of the 5/16"
length and 8 of the 3/8" length.
If you are unsure as to which ones to choose
to accommodate your particular setup and
neck radius you could purchase 4 of the 1/4"
length, 10 of the 5/16" length and 8 of the
3/8" length and this would provide you with
enough set screws to setup your guitar
exactly as needed for only $8.80.
The reason for the 3 different lengths for
these saddle height adjustment set screws is
so that you can set the radius of the
saddles to closely approximate the radius of
your fret board without having excessive
length of the set screws protruding above
the saddles causing your hand to get caught
on while playing. You'll want to keep
the excess height of these above the saddle
as short or flush as possible.