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adjusting a warwick neck?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Berten, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. Berten


    Jun 6, 2002

    i bought a '92 warwick thumb neckthrough some months ago. Recently I tried to adjust the neck, but it seems that a quarter turn at the trussrod doesn't do much (in comparison with my other, 3-piece maplenecked bass).
    Since I heard that the wenge neck off a warwickbass is very stable, is it possible that it is hard to adjust (I mean: if it doesn't move much from temp. and humidity changes, isn't is difficult to change the 'bow' with the rod?)

    Any thoughts on this?

  2. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Wenge is very stiff. It takes more force to move it than plain maple.
    You should allow it more time to take effect. The manual says a day to see most of the effect, but it might take as long as a week to settle. Also, I don't think you need drastic changes, "a little goes a long way".
  3. Finger Blister

    Finger Blister

    Jul 8, 2003
    When dialing in the Warwick Neck
    I put the truss rod cover in a safe place and leave it off for a while.

    It can take a couple days for the neck to fall into adjustment.

    For a "start-from-scratch" dial-in:
    I usually over loosen (full turn...);
    let the neck relax a day or two;
    then tighten sorta' close to were I want it.
    let the neck settle in a day or two,
    then do a tweak and adjust bridge.
    wait a day.
    another tweak/adjust bridge
    wait a day.
    bring the two together until perfect.

    Can take me up to a week.

    Once set, it will not move.