Last night I finished setting up the used Squire strat I helped a friend buy for his son. All smoke smells are gone from the gig bag. The Line 6 Pod cleaned up really nice, it looks practically brand new. But I had left the truss rod adjustment to the very end. Why? Because I don’t have feeler gauges to check the neck adjustment I had already done.
When asked what I wanted to do on my day off, I mentioned to my wife that I wanted to pick up a cheap set of feeler gauges when I got filters for the oil changes on the cars. She looked at me like I was an idiot. “We have two sets of feeler gauges in the tool chest.” We do? “Yes, I used them when I did the valve adjustment on the CR-V.” Oh.
So I went out to the garage, opened the second drawer of my wife’s tool chest, and saw two feeler gauges. So using this as a guide, I finished setting up the guitar.