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Club Series Guitar and Neck Adjustment

 
The neck of your guitar is adjustable. A steel rod running the length of the neck internally is threaded each end. The rod helps strengthen the neck and nuts on the threaded ends allow adjustment to the tension and thus the shape of the neck.

This adjustment is to allow you to correct a neck which has developed either a 'hump' or a 'bow' along its length (due perhaps to climate/humidity or a change in string tension).

Under normal circumstances and if the guitar is playing well, it is not necessary to change the tension. If, however, either of the following scenarios occurs the procedure to correction is relatively straightforward:

'Hump'
A curve in the middle towards the strings will cause an uneven action, string rattle and false tones.

'Bow'
A curve in the middle away from the strings will cause an uneven action and impair intonation.

To adjust the neck

Loosen and pull aside strings 3 and 4 (there is no need to remove them)

Remove the nut cover to expose the adjustment nut

look down the length of the neck both bass and treble sides to gauge which way to turn the adjuster

If the neck has a 'hump' you need to loosen the nut

If it has a 'bow' you need to tighten it

Place the guitar wrench onto the adjuster and turn very gently, a fraction of a turn at a time (this is no time to rush!).

With each adjustment, look carefully down the length of the neck to check the progress.

Once the neck is straight, give the nut a very slight extra turn to compensate for the extra loading the loose strings will give when they are tightened back up to playing tension.

It is a good tip to place a straight edge onto the frets frequently as you adjust, to ensure a completely straight neck.

If the nut starts to get hard to turn BE VERY CAREFUL ! ... you must avoid over-tightening. This can strip the threads and in severe cases can even break the rod itself. Resulting in a much bigger job !
Variation
On certain models of solid bodied electric guitars, the adjustment is at the body end of the neck. The procedure to straighten the neck is exactly the same as that as shown above.
Still Buzzing ?

Possible reasons!

1) Neck too straight .. it should have a very slight gentle curve (not too straight and not too curved).

2) A possible high fret, This should be taken care by a trained Luthier or Guitar technician.

3) Make sure the action is not set too low, ie: the strings should not be too close to the fretboard.

4) Your highly magnetic Pickups might be adjusted too near to the strings, this could cause oscillation of the strings and fret rattle.

5) Your chosen string gauge could also be too light for your Guitar.

6) Also check the quality of your strings.

Dealer enquiries are welcome
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e-mail; info@burnsguitars.com  telephone + 44 ( 0 ) 208 7833 638  fax + 44 ( 0 ) 208 7833 651

 
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