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Trouble with adjusting neck....

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by bullT, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. bullT


    Jan 17, 2006
    First of all, please apologise my english, cos it´s very poor...

    My name´s Manuel, and I am from spain, at december I bought my first bass (I am young), in ebay, a Tune, and when I send it to change strings this Sunday, It was said me, that the neck screw, doesn´t work¡
    So, the work done, was putting a credit card sized piece, to increse the height of the neck, but I can´t have a good action, :(
    Well, what can I do¿? the guy I went with the bass was a guitarrist, I think it doesn´t matter, he told me something of sending it to a luthier, is it a expensive operation?

    thanks a lot

  2. I can't think of any screw related problem that a credit card size piece would fix
  3. gr8estbassist

    gr8estbassist Guest

    Oct 9, 2004
    South East
    maybe the truss rod is messed up?
  4. eleonn


    Aug 24, 2006
    Lima - Perú
    Can you post a pic of this credit card sized piece?
  5. I think he's saying that the truss rod doesn't work. The "credit card size piece" might be a shim for the neck.
  6. maybe ur guitarist friend is a noob and thought all guitars come with the fender shimming screw thingy (cant think of the name)
  7. bullT


    Jan 17, 2006
    Yes, I mean that the truss rod, doesn´t work....

    What can I do? It´s a expensive repair?
    That guitarrist told me I couldn´t use heavy strings with my bass also...

    thanks a lot
  8. I would look for a new bass.

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