Neck/Truss Rod Question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tripgod, Jan 28, 2013.


  1. Tripgod

    Tripgod

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    I have owned and played an Ibanez Soundgear for 20+. I recently made 2 new purchases: A Schecter Omen-4 and an Ibanez Soundgear Gio. On the back of the neck on the Gio, it's like there are 2 pieces of wood, like the headstock is connected to the neck, but the wood there is coming up, like you can stick a fingernail in it.
    The Omen-4 has the same thing but it's solid, you can't stick a fingernail it.

    My Ibanez Soundgear that I've owned forever doesn't have that at all. Can someone help me out? I've attached pics to try and help illustrate.

    Thanks!

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  2. Immigrant

    Immigrant

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    If it hasn't always been that way, I'd de-tune it before someone loses an eye.:p

    Someone with brains will soon give decent advice, probably along the line of injecting glue in there and clamping it.

    Good luck!
  3. bootsox

    bootsox

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    yep, glue and clamps is it. if it's just misaligned and not separating, you might be able to get away with just sanding it down.
  4. BoomBoomOGTL

    BoomBoomOGTL Supporting Member

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    It's called a scarf joint. usually found on lower priced basses where the headstock is joined to the neck. Most higher priced basses use a single piece for the neck and headstock. if the headstock is wider than the neck, manufactuers will add 'wings' to the headstock as found on Ricks and Gibsons for example.
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  6. Tripgod

    Tripgod

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    Is it coming apart? Is it something I should be concerned about? I want to try to resell the Ibanez Gio but I'm not sure if that's supposed to be like that or not.

    Thanks for all of your help guys I really appreciate it.
  7. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Supporting Member

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    I suggest returning it.
  8. Tripgod

    Tripgod

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    That's what I was afraid of. Ok, I'll contact the seller and start raising hell so I can get my money back. Thanks!

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