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I NEED RELIEF! Neck relief, that is...

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Chad-Chicago, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. Chad-Chicago


    Feb 21, 2010
    With the weather change, my acoustic and my rickenfaker are fretting out badly. A friend suggested I loosen the truss rod and put dowels(clave and slide) under the strings at the neck joint and get a room humidifier and let them sit for a few days. So I am giving this a shot. Anyone else do this?

  2. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    Why? Adjust the truss rod and be done with it.
  3. Chad-Chicago


    Feb 21, 2010
    Both were still fretting out with rods completely loose.
  4. Tim Skaggs

    Tim Skaggs

    Sep 28, 2002
    No bridge height adjustment to raise?
  5. Chad-Chicago


    Feb 21, 2010
    The dry weather caused a definite back bow.
  6. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
  7. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Independent Instrument Technician, and Contractor to Club Bass and Guitar - Toronto
    Unusual. Dry weather usually causes an up bow.
    wcriley and Lownote38 like this.

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