What exactly would be done in a setup for my Carvin AC40F

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Gorn Captain, Jan 11, 2013.


  1. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    It plays great but there's a slight bow in the neck and I'd like the action to as low as possible. I'd need to buy the truss wrench from Carvin if I wanna straighten the neck. Hypothetically, if I took it in for a pro setup, what would be done to it? It seems to me the only thing to do is tighten the truss rod and do something with the bridge, maybe remove a shim from under it? I have no idea. Any thoughts?
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  2. 202dy

    202dy Supporting Member

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    This is simply an acoustic guitar set up.

    Truss rod adjusts neck relief. Saddle adjusts string height. Figure out what your exact goals are and make the adjustments.
  3. Slowgypsy

    Slowgypsy 4 Fretless Strings Supporting Member

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    Also in the basic setup would be to check nut slot depth. Just a one time adjustment really... but frequently not done in the very beginning... never understood why...

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