Can anyone assist in adjusting neck?

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    -OTW- Well-Known Member

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    Ive read up alot and my main concern is with the straight edge on the frets. Cant find detailed info.

    Im assuming i rest the edge on the frets and look for spots that are not flush??? Then adjust accordingly??
     
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    Neil SS.org Regular

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    What are you trying to achieve?
     
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    jarnozz Let´s Get Wasted!

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    what's your problem/concern and what do you want to know?
     
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    Are you trying to make sure the neck has the proper amount of relief before doing fretwork? For that kinda stuff, you definitely want to have a notched straightedge of some sort. The frets are not accurate enough for that purpose to just read off of them that way.
     
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    I believe that he wants to know how to properly adjust a truss rod. You know when you put the straight edge and look for discrepancies? I'm not an expert on this but I could suggest a search on the forum and a :google: :)
     
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    Austin was right. I bought a floyd rose equipped guitar that has been sitting in E for who knows how long.

    Im dropping to C so expecting the neck to bow.

    Sorry if this was the wrong place, figured you guys would know.

    I did research found what I needed but my only question left is about the straight edge.

    Ive heard some home depot types aren't straight and ect.

    Is there a proper name for this tool besides straight edge?

    Any that are garunteed to be straight?
     
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    Sam MJ Tries to be helpful

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    A guitar string is a straight edge, fret the first fret and the last fret (use a cappo/friend), if you have a gap between the fret and the string in the middle it's bowed forwards (you want a little bit, but only like the width of a peice of paper) and if there is no gap it's backwards or straight.

    If you're looking for a high fret something like a credit card will do fine to use as a rocker. :)

    Best of luck :yesway::)
     
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    If you're talking about looking for high frets, a fret rocker is what you need. If you're just looking to adjust neck relief, use the strings as stated above.
     
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    I might like more bow than others, but for me it's the width of a dunlop tortex red (.5mm).
     

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