#1
I'm about to probably purchase a bass off of ebay, when I get it how do I check if the neck is warped?
#2
look at it
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#4
im serious
or just ask the seller about the neck
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#6
Quite.
But allow me to be a bit more specific;
Lie the guitar flat on its back on the table, the headstock pointing towards you. Then go down on your knees to bring your eyes level to just above the top nut. Look over the nut towards the guitar body, so that you see all the tops of the frets but hardly the fretboard between them. From this perpective you should easily see whether or not the neck is twisted. Are all the frets neatly parallel it's OK. Are the frets running in a pattern that resembles a spriral staircase it may be not OK.
#8
how can he check the neck on the table if it is off ebay?
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#10
My bass neck is warped.
I was a complete noob at the time, i didnt see it, but it still plays fine.
It isnt twisted, it more like dips in the middle, so i have more action in the middle of my neck than at the top or bottom.


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#12
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Are you sure you don't just need to adjust your truss rod =\

Forgive me I havent been playing for long, but whats a truss rod?
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#14
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It's the metal rod that runs through the neck of the bass which is used to adjust relief.

Ahh, well would I eb able to adjust that with an allen key?
Is it that little bold under the strings, under the nut?
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#15
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Ahh, well would I eb able to adjust that with an allen key?
Is it that little bold under the strings, under the nut?

Yeah, its that. You need to make the truss rod longer to fix your bow, so you loosen it. With the headstock pointing at you turn the allen key left. Do it really slowly and keep checking. THere are more precise ways to do it but that should semi fix your problem. Google will have more in depth explanations.