- Jun 25, 2011
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Just wondering if anyone has one of these type of necks/truss rod systems.Thinking about having one built but would like to hear opinions.
The picture is actually my signature..(that apparently doesnt work lol) I was just asking about the design and how it sounded(yes the one with the side adjustment)..One of the things they boast is added sustain and clearer notes.Just wanted to see if there is any truth to that..Thanks for the reply bro.Your pics aren't showing up, but I'm going to assume you are talking about the side adjust truss rod. I gotta say, I'm not really a fan. One of my Tele's has this, it's a bit of a hassle to initially set up. The rest of the neck is great, but in the future I think I'd opt for the Vintage Modern series of necks with the more traditional truss rod and headstock access adjustment.
Thanks bros..Im extremely new to setups and Im just trying to gauge the difficulty.I totally agree with you about simplicity..The only thing I dont like about the Vintage modern system is the 22 frets.. Thanks for the replies.You have to loosen the main adjustment screw at the heel all the way, tighten the side adjust all the way, then back it off something like 7 turns. THEN you have to tighten the heel screw until the neck is flat, then attach the neck and tune the strings up. At this point if you want to adjust the neck further, you have to detune the strings, tighten or loosen the side adjuster as needed, and re-tune again to check the action, repeating that as necessary. Apparently you can damge the side adjuster if you adjust it under tension (phuck it, I do it anyways ) You can also completely screw the whole assembly up if you loosen the side adjust too much.
Better than having to remove the neck for every adjustment, but still a frakkin' pain in the ass, i MUCH prefer a headstock adjuster. I'm a big fan of fewer moving parts.
I've got one Boatneck and one fatback, both are gorgeous if you like 'em that way. Did a bit of re-profiling on the fatback to make it a little more comfy in the headstock transition on the fatback which I think was a good choice as the W/moth necks can be a little 'sharp' on the edges otherwise.Thanks again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Warmoth has a very cool site.. Just gotta get used to all the bells n whistles.And its going to be a "Fatback" profile 21 fret.
I feel ya man.. small necks hurt man hand after a while(bottom of thumb)I've got one Boatneck and one fatback, both are gorgeous if you like 'em that way. Did a bit of re-profiling on the fatback to make it a little more comfy in the headstock transition on the fatback which I think was a good choice as the W/moth necks can be a little 'sharp' on the edges otherwise.
Also, I had one of their 'standard thins' too... As you can tell by the 2 above that didn't stay around for very long. Like trying to play guitar on a toothpick!