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Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by chucker, Mar 4, 2021.

  1. chucker

    chucker TDPRI Member

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    my issue was keeping neck weight down. spike at warmoth advised using light weight tuners, and not opting for the modern truss rod which adds 4 oz. to a neck. he recommended the vintage/modern. i really like the modern truss rod engineering but there are situations where the weight is an issue.
    glad i asked as i had no idea.
     
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  2. schmee

    schmee Doctor of Teleocity

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    I had a few Warmoth necks a couple years ago. I bought some with the side adjust truss rod because they were in their "ready to buy" shop. I didn't like that truss rod because it seemed to need adjusting more often and you have to be careful how you do it. And one thing I noticed while handling the necks is yes that side adjust dual rod is noticeably heavier! At first I thought it was my imagination but then I put one neck in one hand and the other in the other hand and did some guessing. Definitely heavy!
     
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  3. ucnick

    ucnick Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

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    Hipshot locking open tuners are pretty light, they helped me with reducing neck dive...
     
  4. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yeah. I like the convenience of a headstock adjust modern double-acting rod, but I like the weight and weight distribution of a vintage heel-adjust neck. My necks tend toward the thicker side and I don't have to adjust them much, so it's not a big deal.
     
  5. tfarny

    tfarny Friend of Leo's

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    I've bought a lot of Warmoth necks, and I always find that the "pro" construction necks don't tend to stick around. It's a solution in search of a problem and you end up with too much metal inside the neck. And the side adjust is clever and convenient - but kinda ugly and out of place imhop.
     
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  6. Peegoo

    Peegoo Poster Extraordinaire

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    Hardware matters.

    The hardware you choose is a lot like everything you carry with you when hiking: ounces matter because a few extra ones here and there add up to pounds. Do you really need a 1.5-lb Bowie knife and a hatchet? You have to carefully choose what you'll take with you to make things as easy as possible on a long trip.

    I know I'm a nut, but I like the Gotoh side-adjust rod. I set and forget; they work great for me.
     
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  7. Ron C

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    Yep, hardware definitely matters if you’re working with a light body. Vintage tuners, single action truss rod, skip the dense exotic neck woods. Roasted maple shaves some weight too. Next put on a heavy bridge and heavy knobs, and then maybe the super light body that was so exciting to buy won’t do the neck dive dance.
     
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    I discovered they (Warmoth) made a great YT on explaining and showing that damn double-rod.
    I have multiple Warmoths of both kinds.
    It really does add some appreciable weight, there really is a difference.
    So I generally don't use them on any 'super-light' builds.
    Beyond that, I don't really care one way or the other.

    But when you SEE what's inside...it explains a lot.

     
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    I just got a vintage modern with the single action truss rod and neck adjustment. Feels much lighter in hand than a modern neck I recently worked on. Great workmanship too, which will require very little fretwork.
     
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    Bigsby = no neck dive :)
     
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