NBD - Is this neck twisted?

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  1. twc1313

    twc1313 Supporting Member

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    I know this might be impossible to judge but is this neck twisted? This is a bass I just got in the mail today and it looks like it twists up at the nut. I know the nut is at an angle and it can be an optical illusion; but I see a twist. Help me out here TB!

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  2. mrb327

    mrb327 Just say No to Tort Supporting Member

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    I would check the nut on the E first. Difficult to say, but the string layout looks tweaked.

    Then maybe unstring it and lay a level or other true surface with the fretboard to check
  3. Andy D

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    Looks to me like your nut slots need to be re-filed.
  4. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

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    Can you give it a proper setup?
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  6. bigmoosepi

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    looks twisted to me, the frets higher up at the nut are not square to the body or bridge at all.
  7. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

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    Wow! Looks like a horrible nut job!
  8. twc1313

    twc1313 Supporting Member

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    Won't the radius interfere with this though?

    I will give it a try though
  9. Kmonk

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    The nut looks higher on the E string side.
  10. braud357

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    Agreed !! ---- improperly installed nut !
  11. twc1313

    twc1313 Supporting Member

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    That's what i'm seeing too. If you just take the high frets (12th-20th) they match the bridge. Go up towards the nut, and the frets start to get wonky, regardless of the crazy nut.
  12. bigmoosepi

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  13. twc1313

    twc1313 Supporting Member

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    Wow, that is a great help. Thanks for doing that man! That really says it all. Time to send it back.
  14. Kiwi_Rik

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    I've seen flatter roller coaster rides! :)

    That shocking nut job looks like it's been done to compensate visually for the twist.
  15. twc1313

    twc1313 Supporting Member

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    That's the newest in neck/nut technology, twist the neck for speed, raise the nut to counter it. You can shred with this setup man
  16. Gorn Captain

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    Where'd you get it?

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