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Stratocaster Action vs Neck flat

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by miveli, May 15, 2019.

  1. miveli

    miveli Strat-Talk Member

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    Dear All,
    I have CBS1974 strat and one topic to discuss. It seems that neck have small `bump` on 2,3,4 frat on E6 side. Due to that effect action is little higher in order to allow full string oscillation. My guitar tech have explained to me that this can not be solved with re leveling of frats in this zone. I would appreciate suggestions. What to do to find new Neck? :)
    Solution 2 may be: take out frets, do saw leveling, lacquer ,put frets and make new fret leveling?
    is this doable? Is this regular, normal procedure?

    What is usual procedure to solve bended, curved neck in small proportion? How to handle it?
    How is possible that maple lacquered neck after 45 years work on this way? What is the reason?

    I am sure that this is not unique case.

    Miveli
     
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  2. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Most Honored Senior Member

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    I cannot see why a leveling can to resolve that issue... at the very least by taking those few frets down a little. You may want second opinion...

    rk
     
  3. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Or just a new tech...
     
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  4. miveli

    miveli Strat-Talk Member

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    Any concrete advice please?
     
  5. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Yes, get a new tech.
     
  6. Will Lefeurve

    Will Lefeurve Senior Stratmaster

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    If you have a high spot, that will determine the datum on those strings. Obviously without seeing the neck in front of me its a little difficult to fully ascertain the problem, but a fret level 'should' in the majority of cases cure your problem..
     
  7. miveli

    miveli Strat-Talk Member

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    Then this is relatively easy procedure for professional guitar tech ...It seems nothing complicated.
     
  8. miveli

    miveli Strat-Talk Member

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    i understand but i can not make a picture of it from this perspective... :) In reality it look not so big curve to me, but speaking of necks those are micro measures
     
  9. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Most Honored Senior Member

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    Yes, that is correct.. perhaps the tech you are using doesn't feel comfortable with the process. A different tech will be able to resolve the issue.

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