Squire VM Jazz Fretless Neck Adjustment..

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by PBassTX, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. PBassTX


    Jul 27, 2009
    Ft. Worth, TX
    I may be showing just how ignorant I am but I am really struggling to get the neck on my new acquired Squire Fretless adjusted correctly. I have never had to make this much adjustment on any guitar neck (bass or guitar). It's usually a couple turns and done. I have had this guitar for 3 days and each day I have had to adjust the neck 5-8 turns.. and in a couple of hours, it will be right back where it was prior to the adjustment.

    Am I doing something wrong?
  2. Slowgypsy

    Slowgypsy 4 Fretless Strings

    Dec 12, 2006
    NY & MA
    If you are turning the truss rod nut that many turns each day and the neck keeps returning to the original relief... there is a problem. Probably a stripped nut or stripped threads on the truss rod.
  3. hotbass57


    Nov 27, 2011
    Take it to a tech and have it looked at. If able return it.
  4. PBassTX


    Jul 27, 2009
    Ft. Worth, TX
    Gypsy, I don't think it is stripped because the neck is definitely moving when I adjust it. The problem is when it sits for several hours or overnight it looks as convex as it did before I made any adjustment. While adjusting it this afternoon, I guess it ran out of adjustment because I can't turn the truss rod nut anymore. Its going back tomorrow. I don't know if I'm going to try another one or not. I have a really nice Pbass Special (PJ) that I hardly play anymore since I picked up an Aerodyne, I may replace the neck on that on with a Warmoth fretless neck. It would be about the same amount of money out of pocket, but I'd have a much nicer bass with an active EQ.
  5. 72LML


    Dec 25, 2009
    Burnsville, MN
    PBassTX, it could be because the truss rod nut is stripped or the nut is bad. I recently fixed a neck that had the same problem due to the minor dia of the truss rod nut being too large causing the nut to slip a few days after adjustment. I wouldn't give up on the neck just yet. Take off the nut and see how the threads look.