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I let my friend barrow my Rig for an out of town show. I didn't get my stuff back for two days and when I went to pick it up my guitar ( Fender Strat MIM) it was just sitting in his unlocked car, that wasn't even parked in the shade(It's been 90-110 Degrees). My guitar just sat in the hot ass sun for probably two days. On the freeway one of our big muffs that was left on top of the car flew off and was shattered to pieces.

Pretty much I got dicked hard and all my shits ****ed up! I'm pretty sure the neck is warped on my strat, please , what can I do!? The E string looks so high compared to the rest of the strings!
#3
tune up and play the guitar.

listen for fret buzz that transmits thru the amp.

check playability, and that the bridge is level.

if you need to adjust the action of any of the strings, make the bridge balanced or check the neck relief, all that info is answered in the set up thread.

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#5
kick his ass and ask for a couple hundred bucks
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#6
I'm just not an asshole, I have a hard time saying no. I figured I'd help out another local band.
#7
Don't lend your stuff to folk who don't respect it or won't look after it. It would take a hell of a lot for me to lend my rig to someone, friend or not.
#8
I would never lend anything even a single distortion pedal to anyone
Make your "friend" pay for it
#9
Take it to a shop to get it checked and make your 'friend pay for it'

A piece of advise never ever lend your gear to anyone and if you do make sure you have somthing of equal value from them.
#11
He is replacing the muff as far as I know, but they are trying to tell me its just the action. I know its not because I had it set low
#12
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#13
i know it doesnt help, but at least it was MIA strat.

yeah check it. its not warped just cause it was in the heat. thats a possible cause, not a certainty.
#14
Quote by acidreflex
He is replacing the muff as far as I know, but they are trying to tell me its just the action. I know its not because I had it set low


Well maybe they dicked around with the bridge? Try an adjust it back before you go trying to correct neck warp or anything.
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Quote by dngrsdave
Dude, Do you have a Girlfriend or a Wife I can borrow ?

You're an idiot.

It's good that he's replacing the big muff. I think with the guitar, he might not feel that it's much of a problem, but I think if you talk to him about it, and tell him how the neck is warped, he might compensate you in a way (pay for a setup?). But you should really bring it to a store, describe the situation the guitar was in, and have them take a look at it.
#16
Quote by dngrsdave
Dude, Do you have a Girlfriend or a Wife I can borrow ?



Not to borrow. Trade? I'll take Nice les Paul or a 61 Fender Duo-sonic
#17
That's the most noobish childish thing to whine about

Like omg i lend my friend's my video games and dvd movies then he scratches them up and they don't work no more boo hoo.

hmm sounds like a 500.00 dollar lesson or so

btw i know its a hard lesson but its one at that. My example is because when i worked construction i let a guy borrow my PS2 games and his kids would scratch them up.

So really you have to listen to everyone if you going to do that take collateral and stop being so naive about having to be a nice guy. Because that's is exactly what you get for being a nice guy. Me personally i no longer borrow stuff to friends nor would i even let my significant other relatives even borrow stuff. ( not that i have a significant other just a example. Anyway good luck with your gear.
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#18
If the guitar was left in a hot car for two days there's no denying there will be problems. Take it in to a shop and ask them to adjust the neck straight if possible then ask them to see if all the frets are level with one another. If they're not then find out how much it'll cost to get them fixed (Or how much it'll cost to get a refret) And then ask your friend for that money too.
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btw stead of making a new thread for bs I'm hi-jack the topic for a second.

What are ways that can warp a neck besides the basic excessive heat or water?
Can simply leaning the neck against a wall warp it? Not using a case or stand
#20
The awesome part is now when someone asks, you can always say "Sorry, dude. I lent my shit out before, and I got totally screwed."
#21
Helping someone is not a bad thing, the question is does´nt this guitarist have any gear of his own and if so you should claim it untill you get yours repaired or replaced.
#22
Quote by sstony
Helping someone is not a bad thing, the question is does´nt this guitarist have any gear of his own and if so you should claim it untill you get yours repaired or replaced.


I don't think his friend just having gear will do anything he has to be willing to compensate him. I like how you say claim it. He has to be willing to give it up lmao
your one of those naive people that's never had their CC stolen before lol.

Also I'm just saying this because for TC to make a thread about it sounds like his friend is screwing him sorta. I think he did mention that something was being replaced though. Bottom line though its really about the morals of your friends and i guess you could say there $$ situation.
Last edited by needler420 at Jul 13, 2010,
#23
Bad News: He ****ed up your shit. Get that Big Muff replaced, and try to get the guitar set up
Good News: Lesson learned
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#24
or, you know, set up the guitar.
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#25
Quote by needler420
btw stead of making a new thread for bs I'm hi-jack the topic for a second.

What are ways that can warp a neck besides the basic excessive heat or water?
Can simply leaning the neck against a wall warp it? Not using a case or stand


Excessive heat causes glues to heat up and loose their grip. Since fretboards are glued on (Along with some frets) I think you can guess the rest.
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Quote by needler420
btw stead of making a new thread for bs I'm hi-jack the topic for a second.

What are ways that can warp a neck besides the basic excessive heat or water?
Can simply leaning the neck against a wall warp it? Not using a case or stand



a "warped neck" is just a neck that needs a simple adjustment.

all guitars are "living things" and need adjustments from time to time.

leaning guitars, down tuning guitars, changing string gauge, temp changes,
and regular use, all effect the guitar's set up.

how much it effects the guitar depends on the guitar and the extreme condition.

setting up, maintenance, is a part of playing guitar.
Jenneh

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#27
What a f#####g pleb you're 'friend' is. Personally i'd be tempted to burn his house down (with him in it? or would that stop him learning his lesson?), but this particular situation justifies why I never lend my gear to people.

You're friend is bang out of order, you've lent him your gear in good faith and from the sounds of it he's taken absolutely no effort to even take care of it! You need to get him to stump up for any professional inspection and repair work you get done, and most of all learn from this incident, certain people aren't to be trusted, your friend is one of them!

One thing that just sprung to mind.....he doesn't work with children does he? lol
#28
I give shit away once inawhile, but if i plan on keeping it for awhile it stays where i can see it.

"Sorry, i'm not going to lend this to you. If something happens to it, you're gonna pay for it. and i'm too good of a friend to take $500 from you."
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#29
i find it hard to believe that leaving a guitar in a hot car can cause any lasting damage. sure the metal parts will expand more than wood and plastic but everything should return back to it's original state at normal temperature.

having said that, i aint gonna put it to the test with my strat............
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#30
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Dude, Do you have a Girlfriend or a Wife I can borrow ?

...someone fell out of the pit I see.
#31
Quote by acidreflex
I'm just not an asshole, I have a hard time saying no. I figured I'd help out another local band.


It should be understood that if you break someones gear you owe them. Prove to the guy its messed up and make him pay for it. If you look down the neck and can clearly see that the neck is twisted, its warped. Doubt 2 days in a car are going to do that though.

It may not even be warped. When I got my les paul studio the E string was real high up. The guy said he played in like drop c or something. He may have set the guitar up to his liking who knows.
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#32
I'll never let someone borrow my stuff, UNLESS say It's a friend just having a play in my own room, NEVER let it out of my sight, I paid hard earned money for my shit.

Not only that BUT I HATE people who will adjust guitars that ain't there, one of my friends will just come around and tune my guitar to Drop D all the fsking time, I don't mind now but because i play drop d stuff, but when i didn't know any drop D stuff used to shit me.

The other thing is he seems to have this warped sense of guitar playing, both my guitars are in full step down / drop c now, and he will continue to whinge that nobody plays in either of those tunings,

I'll play something 100% correct and he will ALWAYS be like, Dude you missed a note, then he plays the same thing, and plays it the exact same how i do... i just stand there going... wtf?

Of course you have all right to try get your friend to pay for the damage, if he refuses, i say find a new friend.
#33
I agree with the previous poster. I would demand money from your friend. He is the one responsible for damaging your guitar and he should pay for what he did.

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#34
Quote by jj1565
a "warped neck" is just a neck that needs a simple adjustment.

all guitars are "living things" and need adjustments from time to time.

leaning guitars, down tuning guitars, changing string gauge, temp changes,
and regular use, all effect the guitar's set up.

how much it effects the guitar depends on the guitar and the extreme condition.

setting up, maintenance, is a part of playing guitar.

Nah, warped refers to twisting, not bowing.
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#35
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Nah, warped refers to twisting, not bowing.

i kinda wouldn't say anything against jj, cause... yeah.

what jj says is 99.999% correct. and that .001% is almost never.
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i kinda wouldn't say anything against jj, cause... yeah.

what jj says is 99.999% correct. and that .001% is almost never.

Well, warped=twisted, in most cases. Bowed = bowed.
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Quote by oneblackened
Well, warped=twisted, in most cases. Bowed = bowed.


But warped has become synonymous with saying that your neck isn't in the correct shape anymore.

That was horrible wording...
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#38
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But warped has become synonymous with saying that your neck isn't in the correct shape anymore.

That was horrible wording...

aaron, you should go back to plum text... just my opinion.
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#39
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aaron, you should go back to plum text... just my opinion.



Really??Well that's the first time I've heard that...
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Quote by biga29
But warped has become synonymous with saying that your neck isn't in the correct shape anymore.

That was horrible wording...

Yeah, it has, but that's sadly not the real case.


And why'd ya change? I liked plum!
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