So check it now. All I can say is a simple Thanks! Repeat steps 4&5 until the level is flush with the fret board. in mind that unless the neck is seriously warped or twisted, it's a lot Force it flat with lots of pressure when I glue it to the neck. Tighten the clamp slightly. OK. On to the warped board. changes, fingers bending, or choking, the string(s) while fretting them, depth of string slots on the nut & bridge, string gauge - heavier strings make the head cave in deeper, string gauge - heavier strings behave differently than lighter The neck gets thicker as it nears the heel. Carefully heat the back of the neck with a household steam cleaner. i HIGHLY recommend him...he won't disappoint you. the package, but once they're on the banjo when you look at the string length from the bridge to the nut (the scale length). 2. They were able fix our warped neck and repair another small issue with the fingerboard for only $115. As you said it would be, the neck being trued-up makes it much easier to play, and certainly the intonation is much improved. Here, in no That 1989 Strat neck kick up @ the 16th fret has stayed down and true. Been many months and still holding up great! That bass has never played or sounded better. You got it repaired in 48 hours, and I used it two days later at a gig. Steam it and then clamp it flat to dry. The idea was to heat and soften the glue joint between the board and the neck, force the neck into the desired shape under that heat and pressure while the glue is … I will forever go to him with any guitar issues. No, not the way they come out of Draw a straight line to mark the backside of the neck. warped or twisted neck worn out frets improperly spaced frets fret height the player's way of playing/holding the banjo ; Probably more reasons but that's all that comes to mind right now. Your knowledge of applying the heat treatment to the neck really worked very well for this bass. After the pattern is complete, use it to mark the side profile of the neck on the workpiece. 7. 6. If the fretboard is off, it's easy to put a straight-edge on the neck and check that area, then sand or plane it if necessary. Place a clamp at the apex of the bow on the neck. If you have the fretboard off, a bow in the neck can usually … 3. Leave it clamped a … Richard H., Bassist, "Dead Man's Hand", Denton, Texas, J.McCoy Bassist of The Bois D'arcs band- DFW Texas and 14 year customer. When you are satisfied with your layout, cut it out with the band saw. I have made two small adjustments since initial set up (normal for New England temp and humidity swings). Once you glue the fretboard back on, it's a lot harder to fix. cheaper to get a compensated bridge than it is to have a neck repaired or 5. We talked about replacing the neck with a new or used one that would have cost us between $300 and $600 but decided to give a try and mailed it to Erik in Denton, TX from Springfield, MO. 4. head tension - goes up and down with temperature and or humidity Plane it flat (the board is too thin for that). Clamp the level and neck together with light to medium pressure. particular order, are some factors that affect string length: Probably more reasons but that's all that comes to mind right now. These things could be true, but in many cases the issue can be corrected with a less invasive procedure known as a heat treatment. to have a fret job done. strings, the player's way of playing/holding the banjo. Keep I just wanted to say thanks for the great job you did. The answer is simple: string length. At the place where the neck meets the heel, the neck should be at least 1.5″ thick. Have you been told your instrument has a "Warped" neck requiring a neck reset, refret, or even a new neck? I had queried the usual knowledgeable folks on the web about how to straighten out a warped board and they came up with all kinds of suggestions, like.