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Posted 30 September 2017 - 07:16 PM

Hello guys and gals.......
I've got a 1967 jazz which I have to set the strings a little higher than I'd like because there is a slight bend in the neck around the 14th 15th fret.
The truss rod works but at its maximum this bend is still there. I've taken the neck off and the truss rod nut and lubricated it but to no avail.
Do any of you cats know a vintage bass legend that could iron this bend out for me.....so to speak.......?
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Posted 30 September 2017 - 11:07 PM

It’s more likely to be high/less worn frets at the dusty end - a fret dress or similar might be all you need.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 09:28 AM

What Ped said.

The truss rod unless well out of kilter, won't have much bearing on that part of the neck. Assuming that the nut is ok and you have the correct relief in the neck, then it might well be fret wear. Quite often a graduated leveling is required down that end or it maybe as simple as just one or two slightly higher frets.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 10:17 AM

Sounds like you've got what's known as a ski jump, sometimes a fret job will solve it if it's very minor and you've got plenty of fret material there. The other alternative would be removing the frets and levelling the board. Not a major job but not particularly desirable on a vintage bass.
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Posted 01 October 2017 - 10:30 AM

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 03:16 PM

Thanks guys..... that sounds like a relief........ for me, and the neck.
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Posted 01 October 2017 - 03:24 PM

View PostManton Customs, on 01 October 2017 - 10:17 AM, said:

Sounds like you've got what's known as a ski jump, sometimes a fret job will solve it if it's very minor and you've got plenty of fret material there. The other alternative would be removing the frets and levelling the board. Not a major job but not particularly desirable on a vintage bass.
What do you guys charge for a "fret job".......?
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Posted 01 October 2017 - 03:27 PM

View Postgary mac, on 01 October 2017 - 09:28 AM, said:

What Ped said.

The truss rod unless well out of kilter, won't have much bearing on that part of the neck. Assuming that the nut is ok and you have the correct relief in the neck, then it might well be fret wear. Quite often a graduated leveling is required down that end or it maybe as simple as just one or two slightly higher frets.
Thank you sir, Do you have anybody in mind that could perform such genius? I live in Swindon. Kind regards,
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Posted 01 October 2017 - 10:51 PM

 Chewie, on 01 October 2017 - 03:24 PM, said:

What do you guys charge for a "fret job".......?

Around £70 if it's just a level, crown, polish and full setup that is required. Anything more than that would be difficult to quote for without seeing it.
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Posted 02 October 2017 - 04:23 PM

View PostChewie, on 01 October 2017 - 03:27 PM, said:

Thank you sir, Do you have anybody in mind that could perform such genius? I live in Swindon. Kind regards,

I don't know anyone in that neck of the woods, sorry.

Check out the pinned post about BC'ers willing to help out.

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 09:29 PM

View Postgary mac, on 02 October 2017 - 04:23 PM, said:

I don't know anyone in that neck of the woods, sorry.

Check out the pinned post about BC'ers willing to help out.
Sorry Gary, where do I find these pinned posts? I'm a numpty on here....!
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Posted 03 October 2017 - 09:30 PM

View PostManton Customs, on 01 October 2017 - 10:51 PM, said:

Around £70 if it's just a level, crown, polish and full setup that is required. Anything more than that would be difficult to quote for without seeing it.
Cheers......... I've just noticed you're in Shropshire.......... I'm in Wiltshire......... Can you recommend anybody nearish to Swindon?
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Posted 03 October 2017 - 09:34 PM

View Postgary mac, on 02 October 2017 - 04:23 PM, said:

I don't know anyone in that neck of the woods, sorry.

Check out the pinned post about BC'ers willing to help out.
I've just found it............! LOL
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Posted 04 October 2017 - 07:29 AM

Hope you get sorted :)

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 07:56 AM

Yes, hope you get it sorted. If you can't find a luthier who is local to you - it may be a bit of a trek to South Wales
But Dave Dearnaley is a very highly regarded luthier in this neck of the woods. Top bloke and a great craftsman, who also builds some really stunning acoustic instruments
I'm sure he could sort it for you - I know he likes restoring vintage, classic guitars and would enjoy the challenge too :)
Best of luck with it

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:07 AM

Simon Law (SVL Guitars) is your man. He has just come back from a Who tour as Pete Townsend's tech and was previously Robben Ford's. He is in Winchester which is just at the end of the A34.

Thoroughly nice guy and (as you will see from his web site) an incredible luthier.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:52 AM

Andy Manners - very very good, in Corsham just along the M4 (or A4 in old money).





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