03-23-2013 01:23 PM
03-24-2013 03:03 AM
i loosened all the strings and looked and basically, the neck is dead straight without any tension. (which leads me to believe its not warped). However, once i tune back up, its bent again. i tightened the trust rodd a quarter turn to straighten it (it was relieved on both sides) and now basically the bass side is a bit relieved still while the treble side is straight. It is very frustrating.
Could this have anything to do with the springs on the trem? I had 3 and the guy put an extra one. (have no idea why he would do this and not tell me)... One things for sure, im never going back there again...
03-24-2013 10:22 AM
The neck is a little warped. It was warped before, you just didn't notice.
Do you notice it now when you play, or only when you look at it?
It has nothing to do with trem springs.
The guy who set it up for 11s put an additional spring in there so that the trem would work the same as it did with lighter strings. (assuming you were going up from 9s, not down from 13s)
If you don't like how it plays get a new neck. You could compensate for the warp somewhat by filing down some of the frets on the straight side, but you should really just get a new neck.
03-24-2013 07:26 PM
I've had a couple of guitars that had a slight twist, and they still played just fine. As long as it plays well with no buzzes or dead spots, don't worry about it. It seems odd that it would be warped only on one side.
03-24-2013 07:33 PM - edited 03-24-2013 07:34 PM
It's not uncommon for that to happen when you put heavier strings on. Whatever set of strings that were put on probably have a significent difference in tension between the high and low sides. Put on a set that's more balanced from one side to the other.
03-24-2013 10:29 PM
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