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Old 06-01-2012, 02:27 PM
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Default How do you know when a neck needs a reset?

What do you look for to see if a guitar needs a neck reset? What are the symptoms? How old does a guitar usually get before a neck reset is needed?

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Old 06-01-2012, 02:54 PM
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If the top of the frets are in line with the bottom ( or well below the top ) of your bridge then ya need a neck reset. If they ( the top of the frets ) are in line with the top of your bridge you do not need a neck reset, unless of course the neck is warped or damaged.

This may help explain....http://guitarless.com/2010/07/why-do...-a-neck-reset/

http://www.chicagofretworks.com/2008...ve-neck-reset/
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If the bridge saddle has to be sanded down so far that there's little or none of it peeking over the bridge when viewed from the side, then you know you need a neck reset.

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When there's nothing wrong with your saddle or your nut but yet you could still slide in a slice of pizza under your 12th fret.
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When there's nothing wrong with your saddle or your nut but yet you could still slide in a slice of pizza under your 12th fret.
Ahh, NOW I get it!
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If the top of the frets are in line with the bottom ( or well below the top ) of your bridge then ya need a neck reset. If they ( the top of the frets ) are in line with the top of your bridge you do not need a neck reset, unless of course the neck is warped or damaged.

This may help explain....http://guitarless.com/2010/07/why-do...-a-neck-reset/

http://www.chicagofretworks.com/2008...ve-neck-reset/
Excellent sites. Really gave me a good understanding of how to spot a guitar that needs a neck reset. Thank you!

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And what about bellying below the bridge and sinking above it?
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I think your handle says it all - 12 string = neck reset - soon. I have two, one is wall art the other is on the way.
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I think your handle says it all - 12 string = neck reset - soon. I have two, one is wall art the other is on the way.
Quite the generalization, no?
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When there is no more saddle to file down.
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When there's nothing wrong with your saddle or your nut but yet you could still slide in a slice of pizza under your 12th fret.
"Mmmm... PIZZA!" -- Homer Simpson
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I knew that was coming. Yes, in general, twice the pressure puts a lot of strain on the neck. Im sorry, I won't try any humor any more okay?
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When there's nothing wrong with your saddle or your nut but yet you could still slide in a slice of pizza under your 12th fret.
While Joe IS correct about the SLICE of pizza, pepperoni comes in handy to check action at the 12th. Proper action is 2 pieces of pepperoni stacked on top of each other...or is it 3?

Nevermind.

The early answers were correct and good advice was given. Now, it's just us jokesters. Sorry for the hijack.

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When there's nothing wrong with your saddle or your nut but yet you could still slide in a slice of pizza under your 12th fret.
That all depends on the toppings.
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And what about bellying below the bridge and sinking above it?
That's a top issue, not a neck reset issue.
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