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warwick corvette bad neck

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by marcinski, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. marcinski

    marcinski Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2006
    chicago, ill
    Hi all
    I just picked up in mint condition 2001 warwick corvette standard 5 string with no setup at all :(
    when i took it home and started to do setup adujst truss rod, nut, bridge, and then i noticed a problem when
    i look on neck on low side B string my neck is bowed and when i look on high G string neck is straight so now I don't have enough know-how to get that fixed.
    So all of you set up profesionals let me know if the neck is fire wood or i can do something with it. I can still return the bass.
    Thank you in advance
  2. I'm far from an expert, but here's a couple things to try.

    Make sure you're tuned up.

    Sometimes its tough to eyeball how bowed your neck is (relief.) To measure how much relief your neck has, try this:

    Left hand - Fret a low C.
    Right elbow - hold the string down to the fretboard near the 20th fret.
    Right hand - awkwardly slip a feeler guage between the 7th or 8th fret and the string. If you don't have a feeler guage, a business card will get you close.

    Repeat with the G string.

    If there is a big difference. The bass may need to go back. Let us know how it goes.
  3. marcinski

    marcinski Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2006
    chicago, ill
    that's the way i do setup :)
    When G string is in good position then B string is way to high and when i set it lower to fretboard G string is way to low.

    Thank You
  4. Sounds like this is beyond a set-up issue.

    Maybe post this in the Luthier's Corner?

    Good luck.
  5. marcinski

    marcinski Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2006
    chicago, ill
    I will try post it there, thanks for the tip.
  6. tabdog


    Feb 9, 2011
    Sounds like fire wood to me.