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My Action (Warning: not for the faint of heart)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by stewart8980, Sep 1, 2008.


  1. stewart8980

    stewart8980

    Apr 11, 2008
    Rhode Island
    so this is what the action on my broken guitar looks like. im getting a new one this friday. ive been trying to play it, and holy crap you do not know the definition of pain.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Jsegbers

    Jsegbers

    Aug 26, 2008
    What is busted on it?

    if the truss rod is toast and its just a beater you could always shim up a bolt on neck.




    Not a great fix, but it will play easier
     
  3. Throw a shim in the neck pocket to get you by. Don't hurt yourself on that thing!
     
  4. stewart8980

    stewart8980

    Apr 11, 2008
    Rhode Island
    ok idiot time. whats a shim? and Im planning on ordering a new neck from warmoth but until then id like a quick fix
     
  5. John Wentzien

    John Wentzien

    Jun 25, 2007
    Elberta, AL
    Artist:TC Electronic RH450 bass system (original test-pilot)
    You are "THE" man if you can spank-the-plank on that mess!
     
  6. stewart8980

    stewart8980

    Apr 11, 2008
    Rhode Island
    i tried playing seinfeld but all i did was break a finger or two
     
  7. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    Maybe I don't understand the problem, just get rid of it and get another bass.
     
  8. The neck looks like a U...
     
  9. John Wentzien

    John Wentzien

    Jun 25, 2007
    Elberta, AL
    Artist:TC Electronic RH450 bass system (original test-pilot)
    :cool:
     
  10. cbass717

    cbass717

    Jun 30, 2008
    that sux man
     
  11. BillyRay

    BillyRay Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2008
    Quebec
    I've played worse and I kind of like that much action for some stuff. Gotta be careful about hand position though.
     
  12. stewart8980

    stewart8980

    Apr 11, 2008
    Rhode Island
    this neck was built by the chiquita banana company
     
  13. lovenotfear

    lovenotfear

    Aug 15, 2007
    Las Vegas, NV
    dang!!! :bawl: i am sorry, that is pretty bad, well at least you have a justification to get a new bass.:hyper:
     
  14. Disraeli Gears

    Disraeli Gears

    May 29, 2007
    Played something like that at GC a while back.. Good god it was bad :atoz:
     
  15. Audiophage

    Audiophage

    Jan 9, 2005
    I've played a lot of basses like that at GC, it's feckin' terrible.
     
  16. Ampeg SVT

    Ampeg SVT Son, I am disappoint.

    I remember when I got a bass like that, actually it was worse than that and to add insult to injury it was a Gibson Ripper, it had old Flats on it and the truss was shot.
     
  17. John Wentzien

    John Wentzien

    Jun 25, 2007
    Elberta, AL
    Artist:TC Electronic RH450 bass system (original test-pilot)
    Put a washer under the truss-rod nut and try to bring it back!
     
  18. Yvarg

    Yvarg Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Irvine, CA
    I take it you don't double on upright bass, then. ;)
     
  19. How to shim a neck.
     
  20. ZonGuy

    ZonGuy

    Sep 2, 2007
    So, how long you been playing upright?
     

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