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Author:  xavierslowhand [ Sun May 07, 2006 8:20 am ]
Post subject:  330 neck problem

the neck socket of my guitar is starting to crack, one of the side edges, and im getting really worried anyways to fix this?

Author:  jingle_jangle [ Fri May 12, 2006 11:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 330 neck problem

Not really enough info here--could you put some pictures on photobucket or another hosting service and post some links so we could have a look-see?

Author:  Ben [ Fri May 12, 2006 12:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 330 neck problem

Model? I'm assuming it's a set neck...

Author:  xavierslowhand [ Mon May 15, 2006 6:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 330 neck problem

its a rick 330, i took a pic of it but you cant see clearly where the cracking is. when you look carefully uou see it but i did my best, there are the links mates





http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g221/ ... 0_0090.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g221/ ... 0_0007.jpg




Author:  Jim_Jams [ Tue May 16, 2006 1:13 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 330 neck problem

Uhh...Ahem..I can see that quite easily...

Climate in Puerto Rico ???

What's it like on the other side ?




Author:  xavierslowhand [ Tue May 16, 2006 8:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 330 neck problem

the other side is fine, losing a bit of colour, but just a bit not cracked paint, just losing

Author:  Ben [ Thu May 18, 2006 2:50 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 330 neck problem

Is this a new 330? If it's under warranty we can take care of it.

Author:  Jim_Jams [ Fri May 19, 2006 2:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 330 neck problem

Ben,

My 360/6 (circa 2004) has some very feint hairline cracks around the neck set, I'm sure that this is probably normal after some playing as the joint must strain slightly ?

Actually it's probably hairline cracks in the CV around the joint I guess ?

What is the joint set with ?

Do you dress the outside of the joint with anything ?

Doesn't worry me none..

Author:  Ben [ Sat May 20, 2006 6:54 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 330 neck problem

Jim, I wouldn't worry about anything. The neck tongue is glued into the body and there is no special dressing around that area, the finish coats go on just like that.

Cracks and lines forming after time are common with conversion varnish and the climate you live in and how you store your 360 do affect that. Wood is hygroscopic meaning that it absorbs and releases moisture and you can imagine this will do funny things to a guitar since wood swells and shrinks underneath the finish.




Author:  xavierslowhand [ Sat May 20, 2006 7:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 330 neck problem

no, its not new, quite old i presume, mid 90's or something. so then i could have it that crack refinished with its paint and not worry at all?

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