Twisted Neck

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Twisted Neck

Postby GonzoBass » Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:26 pm

Got a good guitard friend with a Squire bass he uses to record home demos with.

Says the neck has a twist in it
(NOT a bow),
so he has mile high action just to make it playable,
and asked me for advice.

"Replacement neck" was my first suggestion
but any other self-fix ideas are welcome.

...especially if someone's got a cheap neck they are willing to part with.


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Re: Twisted Neck

Postby hoytbasses » Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:34 pm

you're right on, Gonzo.......

My personal opinion about throwing lots of doe into a Squire is that you're polishing a turd, in essence. Especially when a new-ish part can be had for reasonably short money on e-bay or via trade/for sale sections of online groups. There are techniques that are used to straighten necks. Luthiers use them for straightening classical necks but we're talking a multi thousand dollar instrument rather than a few hundred dollar Squire.

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