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raschwar 11-21-2019 09:53 AM

Fret leveling issue
 
The neck is unstrung and i am using a fret rocker to check each fret. But once i get above the 4th fret every fret rocks. This doesn't make sense to me. Any ideas ?4

JonWint 11-21-2019 11:18 AM

Neck has a back bow? Level fretboard then check frets for level-ness.

david.freeman 11-21-2019 12:00 PM

Check the truss rod first, it may have been cranked down too hard. Figure out what's causing the back bow of the neck.

raschwar 11-21-2019 02:14 PM

Of course! I thought the neck was straight but I should have double checked.

Thnks guys

John Arnold 11-21-2019 06:00 PM

It's unstrung. With no tension, many necks have a back bow. That is why I check for high and low frets while the guitar is under tension.


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