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 Post subject: How do you adjust neck Relief 4003
 Post Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:27 am 
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Hello,

I apply the setup with the joeybassnotes (depress the first and last fret and the gap is at the 9th fret) site but I've got fretbuzz on the first frets..
What's the solution ? The nut isn't cut too low !

Please help me...


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 Post subject: Re: How do you adjust neck Relief 4003
 Post Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:42 am 
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Page 5:
http://www.rickenbacker.com/pdfs/manual.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: How do you adjust neck Relief 4003
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:40 am 
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It still does not tell me how I should do .


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 Post subject: Re: How do you adjust neck Relief 4003
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:34 am 
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Yes, it does. Here is the text from the page 5 that says exactly how to adjust the truss rods:

"Repeat the sighting step to confirm
the amount of bow or under bow in
the neck. Using 1/4 inch nut driver
wrench, such as the NW1 neck
adjustment tool, turn only a half a
turn at a time. Turn the nut clockwise
to correct an under bow,
counterclockwise to straighten an
over bow. Continue this until the
desired angle of the neck is obtained."


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 Post subject: Re: How do you adjust neck Relief 4003
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:11 pm 
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How do I know if the neck have curvature or not please ? :/


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 Post subject: Re: How do you adjust neck Relief 4003
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:17 pm 
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See truss rod adjustments on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... ass+guitar


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 Post subject: Re: How do you adjust neck Relief 4003
 Post Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:33 pm 
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TRUSS ROD ADJUSTMENTS - OLDER MODELS

If your Rickenbacker is an older model (Pre late 1984), DO NOT TIGHTEN the truss rods if the neck is bowed! This will cause the fingerboard to separate from the neck. The truss rods have to be loosened and the neck manually moved into place. When I am alone, the way that I do it if the neck is bowed and has to be tightened is to loosen the rods slightly, lean the neck at about the 7th fret on my knee with the body hanging down and then snug up the rods. The weight of the body hanging will bring the neck to its correct position. If I have someone with me, I place the guitar on my workbench and I have the other person hold the body in place. With a soft neck rest (I use a beanbag type), I then loosen the rods slightly, manually move the neck into place using the beanbag as a cushion, again somewhere around the 7th fret and then snug up the rods. If the neck is back bowed, then just loosen the rods evenly no more than ¼ of a turn daily until the neck sets. You can and should play the guitar between adjustments to get the feel that is right for you.
There is one other very important thing to know. ALWAYS USE A LONG SHAFT ADJUSTMENT WRENCH (¼ Inch Socket) WITH A SCREWDRIVER HANDLE such as the one that usually is available in the boutique section of this website, and NEVER use a "T" handle wrench. The reason for this is because on the screwdriver handle, if tightened too much your hand will slip on the handle and the truss rods will not snap. With the "T" handle, the danger of snapping the rods is much greater!
It really is a simple procedure once you get over the fear of doing it.


TRUSS ROD ADJUSTMENTS - NEWER MODELS

If it is a 1985 (Actually late 1984) or newer, then you can move the neck by adjusting the rods. The neck should be completely straight. Either way, the neck really should not be adjusted more than ¼ turn daily, regardless of the age. Of course you can play the guitar between adjustments to see how it feels to you. One adjustment may be all that it needs. Once the neck is straight, you may want to simply lower the bridge just a bit and also lower the pickups as well. This should keep the sound that you desire.

Please keep in mind that the neck should be perfectly straight on all Rickenbacker's, both older and newer.


DUAL TRUSS ROD ADJUSTMENTS – AS STATED BY JOHN HALL

Each rod is more than strong enough to handle all the tension. The system is designed so that each side is as independent as it's possible to be sharing one neck.

Adjust each side to as loose or as tight as necessary to achieve the action you prefer; each piece of wood is different, so it's possible for the rods to be at extreme opposite adjustment to get best results.

Yes, there is some interaction; it's unavoidable. But any combination that provides the desired results is the right setting.

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