metalhead6628
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#1
I have a B.C. Rich Kerry King V. (Not the shitty $300 Metal Masters one, it's like an in between with the Metal Masters and the more higher end models. Pics are on my profile page.) And the way the bolt on neck is shaped really effects the playability on the higher frets (12th and beyond), and I was just wondering if there's a way to just glue the neck into the body and sand down the block to where it conforms with the body?

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WholeLottaIzzy
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#2
I imagine it could be done. I'm not an expert on building guitars but the oy difference between a set neck and a bolt on is the screws and glue, is it not? I could be wrong though.
metalhead6628
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#3
That's what I was thinking. I do know that it'll effect the sound, but I can work around that. I just want the thing outta the way so I could actually decently solo.
JD2k9
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#4
Set neck guitars have different neck heels etc, the end of the neck actually goes through the guitar underneath the neck pickup. If you just glue a bolt-on neck to the pocket I won't imagine it would be very stable. I'm probably wrong but oh well, someone in the know will show up eventually.
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#5
Quote by JD2k9
Set neck guitars have different neck heels etc, the end of the neck actually goes through the guitar underneath the neck pickup. If you just glue a bolt-on neck to the pocket I won't imagine it would be very stable. I'm probably wrong but oh well, someone in the know will show up eventually.


Isn't that a Set-In neck? Some set necks are literally just the flat end of the neck glued on, ala set necks on an SG
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rageahol
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You can try doing a curved neck heel but still having a bolt-on neck, such as on some Ibanez guitars. I imagine you'd need different length screws but it will probably be easier to do properly than converting the thing to a set-neck, plus you can replace the neck easier if you ever have to.
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#7
Quote by rageahol
You can try doing a curved neck heel but still having a bolt-on neck, such as on some Ibanez guitars. I imagine you'd need different length screws but it will probably be easier to do properly than converting the thing to a set-neck, plus you can replace the neck easier if you ever have to.

This.

Buy some neck screw ferrules and make them work for you.
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#9
Quote by pigeonmafia
Isn't that a Set-In neck? Some set necks are literally just the flat end of the neck glued on, ala set necks on an SG



No... SGs have a long tenon just like all other gibsons. It goes into the pickup cavity.
Even with that tenon, an SG is still cutting it close on stability.

IF it didnt have the tenon, it would snap off pretty easily.
metalhead6628
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#10
Quote by rageahol
You can try doing a curved neck heel but still having a bolt-on neck, such as on some Ibanez guitars. I imagine you'd need different length screws but it will probably be easier to do properly than converting the thing to a set-neck, plus you can replace the neck easier if you ever have to.



I'll look into this man. Thanks a lot.