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PostSubject: Question--neck relief during storage   Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:04 pm

So, I took the Kahler off of my Hamer and I'm not going to be getting a new bridge for a little while. What do I do to avoid a warped neck/other problems while the strings are off for an indefinite period of time?
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PostSubject: Re: Question--neck relief during storage   Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:46 pm

I've had a Fender Starcaster on a guitar stand (the kind that you hang the guitar from) without a bridge or strings for the last year and a half. I'm pretty sure the weight of the body is keeping the neck straight. I don't know if that will help, if its going to be in storage
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PostSubject: Re: Question--neck relief during storage   Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:12 am

Whenever I take a bass with no strings, or more often an unused neck, for storage, I loosen the trussrod until there is no tension on it, as the truss is to counterbalance the strings, no strings, no truss tension.
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PostSubject: Re: Question--neck relief during storage   Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:43 am

How do I know when it's loose? I've never loosened a truss rod all the way. I don't want to set myself up for any problems.
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PostSubject: Re: Question--neck relief during storage   Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:16 am

Chowderboots wrote:
How do I know when it's loose? I've never loosened a truss rod all the way. I don't want to set myself up for any problems.

There won't be any stiffness in either direction.

Remember, its just a nut on a screw thread.
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PostSubject: Re: Question--neck relief during storage   Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:19 pm

Mhmm. Got it loose, neck is straight as an arrow. Thanks, dude.
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PostSubject: Re: Question--neck relief during storage   Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:22 pm

No problem.
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PostSubject: Re: Question--neck relief during storage   Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:24 pm

I can ask the question here and someone will help me out, or I can go to TalkBass and have umpteen people misunderstand my question and look down their noses at me, while I have the feeling that I have a valid question and have difficulty finding an answer. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Question--neck relief during storage   Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:44 pm

Thats just the way with large forums.
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PostSubject: Re: Question--neck relief during storage   Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:51 pm

Oh yeah I understand. And that's why I'm not asking this question at JCF of something, either. Because there's probably a sticky I missed or a thread in my search that I didn't read deep enough and everyone will be totally right about me cluttering up the board with yet another post, etc etc. But this way, I get one response, with time to spare for me to do what needs to be done before I have to head out to school. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Question--neck relief during storage   Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:43 pm

I get ya. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Question--neck relief during storage   Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:02 pm

Jah mean. Laughing

Thanks for the tip. I love my bass and I hope I can get a bit of money to pay people what I owe them and get this bass back into playable condition to boot.
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PostSubject: Re: Question--neck relief during storage   Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:25 pm

I can tell you this much, Guys. I will NEVER say anything like "this topic was already covered in blah, blah, blah thread....do a search next time...." if anyone ever asks a question that has already been covered. This site is meant to have information accessible, and I don't expect everyone to be savvy enough to excavate some ancient thread in order to answer their question. I don't care if we grow to a membership of 20 million, my attitude will always be the same.

Now, I might answer repeat questions by pasting the link to whatever original thread answered the question form way before, but it will NEVER be with any sort of looking-down-my-nose thing. We're all human beings here, and so, everyone here WILL be treated as such.

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PostSubject: Re: Question--neck relief during storage   Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:00 pm

The thing is that since bassists who know about, are interested in, or have bass tremolos are such a small group to begin with. If anyone bumps into anyone else with even a mild interest in the same thing, there's almost an instant bond or understanding. And if someone else has a question that seems elementary, how long ago was it that I was even more naieve? The only way I know what I know is because some kind soul had the patience to explain things to me when I asked.

And I will do my best to do the same. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Question--neck relief during storage   Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:34 pm

I love this place, and all the people in it Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Question--neck relief during storage   Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:11 am

love- maybe not...... I'm not into long-distance relationships tongue....respect ...most certainly!!!
and TB??,....if you want to see the same pics over and over of a SX/Squier with stickers all over it, and hear how they kill every other guitar out there from smart-a$$ed 15 yearolds...TB is the place geek

or the #1 TB saying "once you buy a Fender, you won't want anything else"

or "I got a killer 199.95 deal on my Galveston, did I do good"?
then the reply is always, killer deal dude, drop some 200.00 pickups in it, a 100.00 bridge, a 300.00 fretjob and you will have the ultimate Galveston"
then the next post always says " for 800.00 why didn't you just by a used MIM Fender in the first place"
then the guy gets scared and don't reply cause now has a 800.00 guitar worth 100.00 still.

new bass day: "check out the new SX I just got, it is soooooooo much better than the Fender I played in G.C last week, and 1/2 the price". well what the guy forgot to mention was the 12 year old kid who was playing the same Fender before him had put chocolate ice cream residue all over the bass strings, so maybe that is why it sounded like flatstrings and not rounds"??!!??

DAMN SHEEPLE
I never understood the reasoning behind keeping threads that are 7 years old and noone has posted in them for 5 years anyway.

people turn over guitars once a month, have new experiences daily, and those old threads are useless unless your bored and want to see what was "IN" in 2003, and what problems a member USED to have with their guitar that has been sold off 5 times already from 5 years ago.

ok one more?
and as for the mods "closing" a very BAD thread -- close it? hahaha retards, they close a thread when it gets nasty, but what the hell, anyone for the next 10 years can still see that I was bad-mouthing Martin badly, and public humiliation threads should be deleted along with anything that is more than a couple years old..... scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Question--neck relief during storage   Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:09 am

The thing is that the internet's an interesting place. We all have a different perception of one another than we would if we met in person. Which we should do some day, to some extent. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Question--neck relief during storage   Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:39 pm

I agree. Cool

And what are you saying Mike? No long-distance relationship? I'm crushed! Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Question--neck relief during storage   Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:10 pm

You're breaking my tender, 17-year-old heart.
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PostSubject: Re: Question--neck relief during storage   Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:40 pm

While all those stereotypes are true (I HAVE seen them), I rarely see them anymore on talkbass. Of course that's because I mainly browse select topic in the Luthier's Corner, Amps, and Classifieds. Generally, I think you can tell whether the thread is going to be incredibly stupid by either reading the title ("New Fender Day" is pretty obviously not going to be going into Mike's "subscribed threads") or holding the cursor over the thread title and reading the first few lines. I avoid a lot of boring stuff that way. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Question--neck relief during storage   Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:07 am

as a good analogy, I work for a small business...less than 20 people, everyone is very personal with everyone, things get done with no "I'm just another employee here with a number"....

same with a small chatboard like this, everybody can "get into the act" without causing conflicts.

( just conflicts of interest )

I like TB for what it is, but it is a board with 100 people a month joining, and yes the majority of the board is cool, but it does have it's funny moments Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Question--neck relief during storage   Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:11 am

Yvarg wrote:
While all those stereotypes are true (I HAVE seen them), I rarely see them anymore on talkbass. Of course that's because I mainly browse select topic in the Luthier's Corner, Amps, and Classifieds. Generally, I think you can tell whether the thread is going to be incredibly stupid by either reading the title ("New Fender Day" is pretty obviously not going to be going into Mike's "subscribed threads") or holding the cursor over the thread title and reading the first few lines. I avoid a lot of boring stuff that way. Cool

Mhmm...I do dig the TB classifieds.
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PostSubject: Re: Question--neck relief during storage   Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:43 am

i just feel like everyone here is sincere. everyone participates to try and help out everyone else ... and not having any other kinda agenda.

i also think its refreshing that we ask questions here like, "what about neck relief while my bass is in storage with no strings?"

most musicians i know would be perfectly all right with doing nothing and just chucking the bass in the closet. maybe i'm a little particular about relief, action and set-up (and a zillion other things bass related or not) ... but furreal, doing things the correct way and avoiding future headaches usually isnt a big deal ... like with this.
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PostSubject: Re: Question--neck relief during storage   Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:49 am

The instrument treats me well, I want to do the best I can for it. It's in my care and I've already done enough damage to it.

And yeah I'm really anal about setup and stuff as well. If it's my instrument, it's going to play as such.
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