anybody have any tips or ideas on setting up ‘62 vintage reissue strat? I like a low action and do not plan on using the tremelo bar.
I like light strings and a mellow tone.
Yes. Unless you really know what you’re doing, take it to a reputable music shop, tell them what you want, and have it done by a professional.
Otherwise, adjust the truss rod (righty-tighty, lefty loosey) for lowest possible action, checking particularly the first and 13 frets. Then do the same with the bridge (should be two large screws?).
You’ll have to adjust intonation after that, which is more difficult, and don’t forget to adjust the height of the pickups, because if you’re lowering the action of the strings, you’d likely have to lower the pickups to compensate.