Anybody here work with or know someone who has?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by fourstringbliss, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    I think my bass has a bit of warp to the neck. I was surfing the net to find out if warped necks were fixable and I found this website: Apparently they heat treat your warped neck and remove the warping, getting it setup with just a small amount of relief "for proper setup". They say they can tackle even the most warped necks and only charge $75 (+ shipping there and back).

    Anybody here ever use them or know someone who has?
  2. mikeyswood

    mikeyswood Inactive

    Jul 22, 2007
    Cincinnati OH
    Luthier of Michael Wayne Instruments
    Find a local luthier. You won't pay shipping.
  3. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Are the results permanent & sustainable or is there a good chance the neck will revert back to its warped state in time?

  4. Big B.

    Big B.

    Dec 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Common sense tells you that a one piece neck will want to warp again sooner or later. Who knows about common sense though?:smug:
  5. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
    I'm not a luthier--I'll defer to Mikeyswood and others!--but I've been doing my own setups for several years and other bassists are pretty impressed when they try my instrument.

    Here's my thought: are you sure you need a heat bend? IME most decent instruments just need attention to the neck relief and string height. And I dunno that it's worth paying for a heat bend on an inferior bass.

    +1 to Mikeyswood's suggestion that you see a savvy (and honest) local tech first, if you're not totally clear about routine setups.

    P.S. I saw some of Mikeyswood's basses-in-progress at the Columbus OH GtG. Listen to the man: he knows his stuff. :bassist:
  6. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    I don't know for sure if I need a heat bend - probably not. I know that I've adjusted the truss rod so that there's about a credit card thickness between the frets and the strings, but the E-string is still too high. If I lower it I get buzzing when I fret at the 12th fret and higher. I definitely need to start by taking it to a good luthier for a setup.

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