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Question about sharpening neck screws.

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by McHack, Aug 9, 2004.

  1. McHack


    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    Fast question...

    I've read a number of different assembly methods, etc...

    I haven't ever seen where someone sharpens thier neck screws for initial neck to body mounting,,, until a few minutes ago... over in the FIB...

    Someone mentions that they always sharpened thier neck screws...

    What's up with this? Why do you do it? How do you do it? Pros & Cons for doing it, or NOT doing it...
  2. McHack


    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    So, I'm guessing noone else has heard of this, then?
  3. Sorry hack, it seems like overkill. Since you should be pilot drilling the holes anyway, that eliminates the need for an extremely sharp point.

    Of course ALL bolt on necks should be done with inserts! :bag:
  4. Rick Turner

    Rick Turner Commercial User

    Jul 14, 2004
    I design and build electric basses and pickups under the Turner, Renaissance, and Electroline brand names.
    That's just whack.

    Pilot drill or suffer consequences...
  5. McHack


    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    Exactly! Who WOULDN'T pilot drill, ya know whats interesting is, I got this "screw sharpening" tidbit from a diff forum. I posted the same question to the guy in THAT thread, & multiple people volunteered the same response....

    "Why would you sharpen your screws?"

    I guess the correct response is, "Hell if I know, seemed like a good idea."
  6. Good to hear from you again Rick!! Don't be a stranger huh?