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Paul Vieira

PostPosted: 04/11/2006 at 9:32 AM    Post subject: Neck angle link

does anyone know if the necks are supposed to be at a slight angle from the body like a more subtle version of a Les Paul or a violin, or are they supposed to be straight like a Fender?



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Chris Hall

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PostPosted: 04/12/2006 at 9:43 PM    Post subject: RE:Neck angle link

I don't think it's possible for a TB neck to be at an angle, since it's a neck-thru sertup. If the neck was at an angle, it wouldn't be flush with the back of the body...

Why do you ask?

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Paul Vieira

PostPosted: 04/12/2006 at 10:20 PM    Post subject: RE:Neck angle link

when i took it in to show my friend who is a luthier at the local shop, he held it up, looked down the neck from the body and said the neck is at an angle downward. Looking at it i can't really tell, it looks straight to me. Another thing he said was the fret board scoops in as you get closer to the body, which is why the action is slightly higher up on the neck when you get to the 13th and 14th frets and higher.
I was just checking to see if it was normal or if its something wrong with my particulair guitar. My guitar seems to play great, and sound great, i don't think these necks can bend or bow like that without it being noticable, maybe the guy is full of shit.

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rb

PostPosted: 04/13/2006 at 1:42 PM    Post subject: RE:Neck angle link

I don't see how the neck can be angled unless it was made improperly or bent. The bridge connects to the neck. It's all a solid piece of metal. The body doesn't even enter into the equation.

As for the scalloped fretboard, maybe. But that wouldn't really have to do with the action. It's the fretwire, the bridge adjustment and the nut that create the action. If you have a proper nut, a properly adjusted bridge saddle and a proper fret job, the action should be tight across the whole neck. Sounds like somebody is feeding you a line of BS.

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rb

PostPosted: 04/13/2006 at 1:46 PM    Post subject: RE:Neck angle link

Well, I'll retract that last post somewhat. Upon closer inspection of mine, it does appear that the neck has a slight incline upwards. I don't have the angle measured. That would have to be a factory made decision. And I do see how it makes the action appear higher up the fretboard.

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Paul Vieira

PostPosted: 04/13/2006 at 5:44 PM    Post subject: RE:Neck angle link

Hey thanks RB, from your last post it sounds as though im not being crazy, and also that my guitar is not flawed somehow by previous owners misuse. And like i said before, my Bean plays great, and sounds great so just based on that i feel great about the guitars condition.

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Paul Vieira

PostPosted: 04/13/2006 at 5:50 PM    Post subject: RE:Neck angle link

,,,actually, i just realized in your post that you mentioned your neck is angling slightly up,, i was under the impression that mine was angled slightly back, like a more subtle version of how the Les Pauls necks are angled back in contrast the the position of the body, or like a violin. Just thought i'd clear that up.

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