#1
ok i did the first and last fret credit card thing and it slid right under all the strings. so i know it has to much neck bend. so witch direction should i do a 1/4 turn?
thanks sorry if its a dumb question
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#2
Wait a second. Did you fret any of the strings during your test, or did you just do the credit card portion?
#3
yeah the low e's 1st 22st fret
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your supposed to lay your index finger across the 1st fret, then try to slide the credit card under the strings in the middle of the neck, like around 9 i think..
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This may not apply to all guitars, but on one of mine, the procedure is to hold the guitar in playing position and then you check the high and low E strings by holding down the string at the first fret with your fretting hand. With your picking hand thumb, fret the same string at the area where the neck joins the body - on this particular guitar, that's around the 16th fret. Then, stretch your picking hand index finger as far as possible into the middle of the neck, somewhere around frets 7 to 9 and tap the string down to the frets. The amount of distance the string travels to the frets is the amount of bow in the neck. They recommend using feeler gauges to measure the distance, which should be around .3mm to .5mm, or .010" to .020". On this guitar, loosen the rod (counter-clockwise) if the neck is backbowed. Tighten the rod (clockwise) if it's underbowed. Backbow means that the headstock curves towards your body when you hold the guitar in playing position. Underbow means that the headstock curves away from your body when held in normal playing position. Usually, you turn the rod no more than 1/4 turn, then tune and recheck. It's also a good idea to give it a day or two to set in, before adjusting it again. If you over adjust the rod, you can break it.
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This may not apply to all guitars, but on one of mine, the procedure is to hold the guitar in playing position and then you check the high and low E strings by holding down the string at the first fret with your fretting hand. With your picking hand thumb, fret the same string at the area where the neck joins the body - on this particular guitar, that's around the 16th fret. Then, stretch your picking hand index finger as far as possible into the middle of the neck, somewhere around frets 7 to 9 and tap the string down to the frets. The amount of distance the string travels to the frets is the amount of bow in the neck. They recommend using feeler gauges to measure the distance, which should be around .3mm to .5mm, or .010" to .020". On this guitar, loosen the rod (counter-clockwise) if the neck is backbowed. Tighten the rod (clockwise) if it's underbowed. Backbow means that the headstock curves towards your body when you hold the guitar in playing position. Underbow means that the headstock curves away from your body when held in normal playing position. Usually, you turn the rod no more than 1/4 turn, then tune and recheck. It's also a good idea to give it a day or two to set in, before adjusting it again. If you over adjust the rod, you can break it.

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well after reading stevens post i took a leap of faith and i turned it quater to the left so now i wait till tomorrow
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KG6_Steven is pretty much as close as it gets. Always check in playing position. I prefer a straight edge cut to 18" and auto feeler gauges. 10k of an inch seems to be the norm for most people, about the thickness of a playing card.