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    Default Correcting twist in a guitar neck?

    I acquired a set neck Austin LP copy and the neck has a slight twist to it, how or can this be remedied?
    "it is a really hard song. it has like 3 different power chords in it. i just learned what power chords are, i thought it was the thing from your amp that you plug in to the wall."

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    Default Re: Correcting twist in a guitar neck?

    heard that there is this ruler, which measures the levelled-ness of the neck by placing it on the frets. Its by warmoth I guess, from there you know how many turns to make to make the neck straight again
    Or could do the primitive method by checking there are no "allowance" between the fretboard and the string when pressing the 12th fret and the 1st fret of the 6th string.
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    Default Re: Correcting twist in a guitar neck?

    I think he means twisted sideways, not the relief...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kommerzbassist
    I think he means twisted sideways, not the relief...
    That's the general concept I believe.

    ...and the answer is short of removing the frets and sanding it straight....

    Of course, this is for a long-term solution.

    I've always been under the impression that twists are terminal.

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    Default Re: Correcting twist in a guitar neck?

    meh it's a cheap guitar anyway, I'll figure something out.
    "it is a really hard song. it has like 3 different power chords in it. i just learned what power chords are, i thought it was the thing from your amp that you plug in to the wall."

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    On cheapies i have dressed the frets so it would at least play.... you end up with tall frets on one side and next to nothing on the other.. It all depends on how bad it is... i have a cheap no name Jackson knock off neck that twisted... I am in the middle of doing a complete refret but i had dressed the frets and lived with it until i could get at it.

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    easy fix...

    start with the small one and if it doesn't work, try the bigger one...



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    Default Re: Correcting twist in a guitar neck?

    Quote Originally Posted by XSSIVE
    easy fix...

    start with the small one and if it doesn't work, try the bigger one...



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    Default Re: Correcting twist in a guitar neck?

    Maybe heat pressing it will bring it back. Its a possibility but no guarantee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bludave
    Maybe heat pressing it will bring it back. Its a possibility but no guarantee.
    Heat and steam will help and could very well do the job. I know they use these tools for high-end acoustics.

    However the problem is that the wood is going to inherently pull that way after the operation has been done....it's just a question of how long it will be until it bothers the player again.


    ...I liked the comment about the speed wrench.

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