Every quarter turn, observe your neck. This video shows how to repair a warped guitar neck with a truss rod. Never under any circumstance turn more than a quarter turn at a time. Well, if there is a problem — if a twist is inconsistent and affects playability in some way — we’re likely looking at trying to address things with some form of levelling.. Again, that might be a fret level for a minor issue, moving to levelling the wood of the fingerboard, or even fingerboard removal and working on the neck itself. Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by Mongoose, Feb 13, 2013. ). Messages: 1,311 This trusty guy will fix your guitar neck. About the Book Author. I've found that changes in temperate from touring plays havoc on even the best fret level jobs but very rarely will a neck actually warp. Is there a warrant on Schecter guitars? At the very least the store you got it from should offer a replacement if it's fairly new. Frets was the first thing i checked. Have you sighted the neck? That I did sir. Most often the issue is the fretboard pushing out the frets when it contracts and expands. Could of been crappy fret leveling also. So the question is, if I unbolted the neck and sent it to you, can you straighten it? googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-sevenstring_rosbtf_728x90'); }); Was the bridge level on both sides? Anyone ever had this happen or have any insight? Out of curiosity, what kind of guitar was it? Eyeball the neck to check for warping. However, there is a need to straighten up a twist if it gets large. The high e side bowed around the 12th fret, the low side around the 6-7th fret. }, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. Straighten the neck, correct the bow, and get back to making music. How to Adjust the Truss Rod to Counteract Twist And Yaw. Either way I probably would of returned it too. Repairing twisted guitar necks. = 0) && (displayOnPages.indexOf(pageType) >= 0) && (displayOnUser.indexOf(userType) >= 0)) { Mongoose, Feb 13, 2013 #1. infernalservice SS.org Regular. I can’t find a replacement neck that could be used on a rocket so I guess I would just settle for a straightened original. Partial twisting is manageable as it does not affect the playability of a guitar. Needless to say I sent it back for a replacement. To untwist your neck, simply tighten the truss rod. If your neck hasn’t completely aligned yet, simply continue tightening and checking. Actually, I hate the neck on the Rocket but the guitar had a good sound-when I was a teenager that is. Was the neck finished? I have never had a warped or twisted neck on any of my guitars (knock on wood) and ironically I always seem to buy them in the winter via mail-order. I can no longer be adjusted. Looking close none appeared to be coming up. A good light source for this visual check would be a well-lit window. 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