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faulty headstock?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by arncliffe, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. Hi, looking for advice :confused:

    Got replacement noname P-neck from local store,
    and it looks like the holes for tuners drilled on the wrong
    place, sort of out of alighment.
    On the picture, the *A*-what I have now,
    *B*-is that the right way it supposed to be?
    Should I take this neck back?
    Fingerboard and the rest of neck are very good thou..

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  2. teej

    teej Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2004
    Sheffield, AL 35660
    I'm 97% positive the holes should be offset like that. If the strings and tuner slots were aligned, the strings would be angled a few degrees after the nut. That's not a bad thing, mind you, but it adds some undue stress on the strings. Just wrap the strings counter-clockwise around the peg. If you suspect the holes are misdrilled, though, I'd take it back and compare it to other necks.
  3. Perhaps they took into account the thickness of the strings on those tuners?
  4. Hambone- :D they weren`t stingy-8 mm for E-string :D
    teej-compared to other necks, this one`s faulty for sure,
    returning back to the shop.Thanks for advice :)

    Great forum :)