Hot Rodding an Early '80s Squier Telecaster, Part 10: Setting Up

The final slot depths are somewhat a matter of taste on the part of the player, and a matter of skill on the part of the guitar tech. A tiny fraction of an inch deeper or shallower can make a big difference in action, especially in the first five frets or so. A slightly higher slot yields a more lively action in this area of the neck.