NBD - Is this neck twisted?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by twc1313, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. twc1313


    Oct 28, 2013
    Pittsburgh, Pa
    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!


  2. mrb327

    mrb327 Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    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

    Andy D

    Jun 18, 2011
    Bay Area
    Looks to me like your nut slots need to be re-filed.
  4. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

    Can you give it a proper setup?
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  6. 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

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


    Oct 28, 2013
    Pittsburgh, Pa
    Won't the radius interfere with this though?

    I will give it a try though
  9. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    The nut looks higher on the E string side.

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


    Oct 28, 2013
    Pittsburgh, Pa
    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. twc1313


    Oct 28, 2013
    Pittsburgh, Pa
    Wow, that is a great help. Thanks for doing that man! That really says it all. Time to send it back.
  13. Kiwi_Rik


    Sep 4, 2013
    I've seen flatter roller coaster rides! :)

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


    Oct 28, 2013
    Pittsburgh, Pa
    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
  15. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY