75' reissue micro-tilt

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by etherbass, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. etherbass


    May 24, 2004
    i havent really played around with the micro-tilt on my bass yet, and i dont want to becasue i am unsure as to what it does. can anyone give me some info on it? thanks!
  2. etherbass,
    The micro tilt is an adjustment that raises the heal of the neck so the strings are closer to the fingerboard.
    In the days prior to that feature we would have to remove the neck from the body and raise the neck with thin strips of veneer or some other material to bring the neck up. The Micro tilt adjustment made it a lot easier to do.
    Go to http://www.mrgearhead.com/ there is detailed instructions along with the height dimensions for a proper setup.
    Here are the directions from the site,
    Shimming/Micro-Tilt Adjustment

    [size=-1]Shimming is a procedure used to adjust the pitch of the neck in relation to the body. A shim is placed in the neck pocket, underneath the butt-end of the neck. On a few basses, a Micro-Tilt® adjustment is offered. It replaces the need for a shim by using a hex screw against a plate installed in the butt-end of the neck. The need to adjust the pitch (raising the butt-end of the neck in the pocket, thereby pitching the neck back) of the neck occurs in situations where the string height is high and the action adjustment is as low as the adjustment will allow.[/size]

    [size=-1]To properly shim a neck, the neck needs to be removed from the neck pocket of the body. A shim approximately 1/4" wide x 1 3/4" long x .010" thick will raise the action approximately 1/32". For those basses with the Micro-Tilt adjustment, loosen the two neck screws on both sides of the adjustment access hole on the neckplate by at least 4 full turns. Tighten the hex screw with an 1/8" hex wrench approximately 1/4 turn to raise the action approximately 1/32". Retighten the neck screws when the adjustment is complete. The pitch of the neck on your bass has been preset at the factory and in most cases will not need to be adjusted. Note: If you feel you need this adjustment to be made and you're not comfortable with the procedure, take your bass to your authorized Fender Service Center.[/size]

    Hope that helps you out.