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Any possible problems with necks sitting low in the pocket?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Anonymous Guy, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. Anonymous Guy

    Anonymous Guy

    Jul 28, 2008
    I just realized I originally posted this topic on the wrong board (Basses [BG]), I apologize for that. I should've looked through the board list and posted this thread here originally, but I did get some good answers there.

    I'll admit this was my fault. When my original Squier neck decided to pretzel up and the truss rod died, I bought a Fender neck on eBay to drop in.

    Stupid me decided to sand the thick caked in poly in the neck pocket while the neck was off thinking it would help body-to-neck contact a little more. Little did I underestimate how much poly there actually was once I dropped the new neck in.

    I took the bass to my local tech, who did comment on how low it sat, but was able to adjust the bridge and add shims to compensate. It still looks oddly low, but the bass plays fine. Should I be worried?

    Or am I simply freaking out over aesthetics?


  2. nella


    Sep 29, 2008
    Raleigh, NC
    As long as the action is acceptable after it was set up I don't see any problems. If it is a problem because the action is too high, many people place a shim between the neck and body to raise the fingerboard.