#1
hey guys, im guessing this is the right forum as people actully have some guitar building experience. I have a bc rich nj beast- bolt on neck, problem is the neck sort of moves. not that much, only a few milimetres, but it makes this horrible creaking noise. I have taken the neck out to check the pocket, and one of the sides are very slightly curved inwards so it isnt a perfect fit. I have tightened the screws to no avail.
Does any one know how to fix this? Thanks

ps.i live in pakistan so theres no way i can get any warranty service or anything out here,
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1- Bc.Rich Nj Series Best w/Emgs
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4-1986 Charvel Model 5
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#2
What a sad story, seriously. There's nothing worse than an instrument in distress. I would take ONE screw out, drop a few tooth picks in the hole, put the screw back in, and repeat for all three screws ONE BY ONE. Post pictures if you can. If not, find a repair shop and take it there. Let me know how things go.
#3
Why drop tooth picks in ? Yeah I'm a noob sorry lol.
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#4
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Why drop tooth picks in ? Yeah I'm a noob sorry lol.


I'm thinking maybe their isn't enough wood where the neck meets the body. Breaking a few toothpicks in there will add mass to the joint (I just wanted to say joint ), and make for a more secure connection.
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#5
You could use veneer shims to tighten the neck pocket.
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#6
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You could use veneer shims to tighten the neck pocket.

Try the toothpicks thing, then the shim, then take it to a pro. OR cut the crap and just take it to a pro. Hope I've helped.
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him:"hey you play guitar"? *swipes without permission* "dOOd your guitars way out of tune."

me:"its in drop D idiot"

him:"ill drop D on your mom!"
#7
Thanks for the input pineda, i forgot to mention that i already put some toothpicks in the holes to tighten the grip, and it still moves a litttle and the creak stays as well. And even sader there are absolutely NO pros in pakistan. I went to a local guitar shop and asked if they could perform set-ups, as i began to explain what a set up was, they were like ' get it from a hardware store', im like why the f*ck would i do that. 'Cuz thats where you get allen keys', me-'who asked for an allen key', them-'You said you needed to fix the truss rod and crap' me-' i said YOU needed to fix the truss rod and crap'. that is a small example of the 'pros' over here. Oh yeah and i took to this other place and he said my guitar was completely destroyed forever and i should just sell i to him really cheap because i wouldnt get anything for it now.
The Set Up
1- Bc.Rich Nj Series Best w/Emgs
2-Ibanez v-blade, custom snakeskin
3-Fender Stratocaster
4-1986 Charvel Model 5
///
MXR Phase 90
BBE Sonic Maximizer
Dunlop crybaby original