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What are some telltale signs that your neck is warped?


bad intonation
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look down on it n see how bent it is useing the strings as a guide
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#5
No, i looked down the head stock and it seemed that the head stock was sorta twisted, maybe it was my imagination...
Maybe some pics will help
#6
I'll load up a pic.

that should explain most everything.
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Lol, i meant pics of my neck, but sure

I knew that, I was just being helpful. But do post some pics, it would be helpful.
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#10
Agh, sorry for the absence, i had to clean out the garage...
Anyway, pics of my neck.




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#12
upward bow?
Is this bad?
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#13
bump?
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#14
thats a serious upward bow. it means that the truss rod must be tightened. a lot, by the looks of it. you should take it to a tech
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^Definitely take it to a shop you trust, or a guitar tech.
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#16
Let's get something straight:

Neck warping is NOT the same as having a bow. Warping is a problem that's irreversible, while the bow is something that's easily fixed in most cases. Warping means that the neck, when looking down the neck from the headstock to the bridge, has a corkscrew shape to it. This is evidenced by uneven string buzz and when you look down the neck, the frets will look closer on one side than the other.

The bow in your neck, on the other hand, should be properly gaged and then the truss rod can be adjusted accordingly. Don't believe anyone who says they can tell the amount of relief your neck has just from a couple grainy digital camera pictures. You don't have to get a professional to do this. Use a capo on the first fret. Then hold down the low E string at the 18th fret. Check the gap between the top of the 8th fret and the bottom of the string. The space should be no more than the width of a few sheets of paper, but some space should exist. If the gap is alright, then you have other issues - improper nut height, improper bridge settings, neck tilt.
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#17
Wow Dirk, that was excellent.
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#18
To Dirk,
Are you sure its the 18th fret?
I've heard conflicting things...some say the very last fret of the fretboard, or where the neck makes contact with the body..
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To Dirk,
Are you sure its the 18th fret?
I've heard conflicting things...some say the very last fret of the fretboard, or where the neck makes contact with the body..

Yeah, right around where the neck meets the body is fine, but since every guitar is different, I generally say the 18th fret.
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#20
K, i finally got around to checking (i had to work on a damn geography project)
I did what you said and the space between the low E and the 8th fret seems to be about 1mm
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The 18th, not the 8th...
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#22
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The 18th, not the 8th...

No, he's right. You hold it down at the 18th, but look at the gap between the low E and the 8th fret.

One millimeter seems a bit much. Tighten your truss rod 1/4 of a turn, wait about an hour, and remeasure.
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#23
which way do i turn to tighten it? right?
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Usual analogy: Righty tighty lefty loosey.
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#25
K, so how should i proceed with this...
loosen strings
take of truss rod cover
adjust truss rod
tune strings back
let it sit for an hour

Does that seem about right?
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yeah.
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#27
Alright, truss rod adjustment is complete, and the space between the low E and the 8th fret is now 0.3mm-0.5mm
There's a bit more fret buzz than there was before however..
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#28
Hey my guitar appears to be the same as the threadstarters as it has an upward bow. I can't really access my truss rod though, and I cant take off the pickguard because one of the screws is completely screwed and rounded. Would I need to take off the neck? :S
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Hey my guitar appears to be the same as the threadstarters as it has an upward bow. I can't really access my truss rod though, and I cant take off the pickguard because one of the screws is completely screwed and rounded. Would I need to take off the neck? :S

O_o? Your truss rod should be accessible near the headstock. There may be a truss rod cover on it. Look right behind your nut.

Edit:What kind of guitar do you have?
#33
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Alright, truss rod adjustment is complete, and the space between the low E and the 8th fret is now 0.3mm-0.5mm
There's a bit more fret buzz than there was before however..


you need to raise the action accordingly when you straighten the neck.
#34
Ah, i thought so..
To Marsbe, wtf you jackin' my thread?! Lol just kidding
You might wanna take it down to a shop or something, they'll probably have special tools for taking out stuck screws, and if its just to take out a screw it'll probably cost next to nothing or maybe even be free..
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