• abdolayefanir

    Neck problems?

    Hey all,

    I've been bringing my LTD Deluxe EC-1000T around alot on my travels and when I played it during band practice, the necks feels weird and harder to play on especially higher past the 12th fret. I googled, did the usual checkups and found out the neck has close to no relief at all (finger on 1st/15th fret thingy). It to look like the relief gets higher as you get close to the end of the neck. I've got .013, .017, .026, .036, .046, .062 slapped on them set on Dropped B. 

    I'm not too sure whether it's having an 'up-bow' or if it's too straight? How do I check for sure?

    I know that if it's having an 'up-bow', a simple truss rod adjustment would work and if it's too straight, I'll just adjust the bridge to a lower action.

    Thanks for reading!

    • Pushead

      It's not uncommon for a set-neck guitar to have a bump where the neck meets the body.  It sounds like a bit of relief in your neck might not hurt, but if that isn't getting you what you want, you may have to have a luthier level and re-crown your frets.  That should get you a stable playing surface again.