#1
I just picked up a used jackson and it has some warp and twist in the scarf joint. It affects the first 2 frets only on the high e and b. Leveling the frets would fix it but would still leave a warped fingerboard. Anyone know any good fixes or have any ideas? Thanks for any guidance guys.
#2
some pictures may help. Also, some degree of the magnitude of the twist would help. Have you tried clamping it?
#3
I'll post some pics later when I get a chance, I expect that it will be hard to see in pics though, it's almost very minor, like maybe a mm or less of a bow/dip in the first 2 frets on the high e and b, just enough to cause those frets to buzz out when everything is set up right, if it wasn't compound radius I would just remove the frets and level the board then refret, but at this point I don't want to mess with compound radius for fear of messing it up, never done any compound work before, although I'm pretty sure right now I could level the first 5ish frets and get everything working good, so that's what I'll probably do as a temp fix, then eventually just get a new neck, I guess you can't expect every <$500 guitar to be perfect...I haven't tried clamping it but I expect it would have to be clamped for a lot longer than I'm willing to leave it for it to actually make a difference.