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Old 08-11-2018, 06:24 PM
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Default Played a beautiful WT with a little extra neck relief

How well do the neck-thru models bounce back from not being cared for in a music store for a few years? I swear it was the only thing holding me back from walking out the store with it.

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Old 08-12-2018, 01:23 PM
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How well do the neck-thru models bounce back from not being cared for in a music store for a few years? I swear it was the only thing holding me back from walking out the store with it.

Hard to say. It's not a bounce. It is care and adjustment. If wood molecules are stretched, then that is what it is. Only adjustments can keep it playable.
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Old 08-12-2018, 05:06 PM
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I guess the logical course of action would be to ask them to do a setup and see what's what.

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Old 08-12-2018, 06:32 PM
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I guess the logical course of action would be to ask them to do a setup and see what's what.

Thanks for the quick reply!

That is assuming they know what they are doing as far as working on a Smith bass.
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:13 PM
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That is assuming they know what they are doing as far as working on a Smith bass.
Yeah, not too sure on that I'm afraid, they had two of your basses right alongside a few PRS basses, not sure if they thought you were the same guy or something.

If I recall correctly, the relief was maybe 1/8" - 3/16" tops when I depressed the B at 1st and last frets. Do you think that's bad?
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:52 PM
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Yeah, not too sure on that I'm afraid, they had two of your basses right alongside a few PRS basses, not sure if they thought you were the same guy or something.

If I recall correctly, the relief was maybe 1/8" - 3/16" tops when I depressed the B at 1st and last frets. Do you think that's bad?

Press 1st and 15th or 17th fret as the end is flat. I like about a G or D string width of relief, not a B string width of space. Way too much.
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