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Offline ActofGod

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« on: February 02, 2011, 10:50:17 PM »
Hello everyone,

Seems like my N4 vintage is pretty much at the whim of the weather and temperature.  The neck seems to have bowed a bit, causing the floyd to fall back as if I am pulling up on the bar...and simultaneously LOWERING the pitch of the tuning.  The action also is now raised as the neck's curvature is now bowed.

Obviously no truss rod on the headstock, but i don't see how I could fit a truss rod tool in the neck socket location without removing the neck.  Am I missing something?

Thanks in advance, it's my favorite guitar ever and I'm anxious to get it back to where I need it to be.
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2011, 12:10:08 AM »
What you need is essentially a shortened allen key.

You can either take an angle grinder to one your self, or it might be worth getting in touch with Jon at funky munky music, i know he had some a while ago!!
 

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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2011, 11:19:18 PM »
Thanks dude...turn clockwise to flatten it out right? haha, I'm going to fvck this up I can feel it!
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2011, 02:51:01 PM »
Lower the pickup and you should be able to get at it, just make sure you re-adjust the pickup to the right height when your done adjusting the neck.
 

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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2011, 05:22:12 AM »
Can someone go into a little more detail about the trussrod adjustment, please? I've never adjusted a truss rod from the bottom.
 

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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2011, 07:10:49 PM »
Ok, first only turn the truss rod adjustment in small increments, and then retune and check. I would turn the adjustment no more then a 1/8 to 1/4 turn, and then check. Turning the truss adj to the right will Straighten the neck. Turning left will allow the neck to Fall away from the strings.
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2011, 04:39:48 AM »
Hi faceraser, if you are in doubt, just check out You Tube, there are quite a few hints and tips on the operation, and it's a lot better than going it alone the first time.

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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2011, 01:48:34 PM »
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Originally posted by Cornish Boy

Hi faceraser, if you are in doubt, just check out You Tube, there are quite a few hints and tips on the operation, and it's a lot better than going it alone the first time.



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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2011, 03:42:05 AM »
Thanks Guys!