Warmoth modern neck - screwing on holding stick

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  1. old_picker

    old_picker Tele-Afflicted

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    Sounds dumb? sure it does
    Bought a superwide strat neck with the modern construction side adjuster. Went to screw on my finish holding stick and hit metal with the second pilot hole.I'm no newbie to building and used hundreds of necks but not one of these.

    Tried to avoid both truss rod and the adjuster. First screw close to the heel away from truss rod heel adjuster and thats a success. The other one forward by 1.5" roughy well below center line about opposite to where the secondary adjuster is located. Obviously there is hardware under that side as well and ver close to the surface. Dont like poking holes in a new neck where the mounting screws will eventually go.

    Is there a template or plan around for where the hard bits aren't?
     
  2. Peegoo

    Peegoo Friend of Leo's

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    The holding stick does not have to be in the center.

    Make two holes 1" apart on one side of the neck's mating surface. Stick a washer or two on each between the stick and the neck, like this.

    It allows finish to coat the neck, rather than the stick masking that area.

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  3. strat56

    strat56 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    I'm curious and maybe I'll show my ignorance but doesn't the neck already have screw holes in it? Why wouldn't you use them?
     
  4. old wrench

    old wrench Tele-Afflicted

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    Here's a link to the Warmoth page with a picture of the side-adjust mechanism -

    https://www.warmoth.com/Guitar/Necks/SideAdjust.aspx

    You can see how big that side adjustment gizmo is - it's pretty good-sized!

    Pretty heavy too.

    I have a Warmoth neck with the side-adjustment; it's a nice feature but it adds considerable weight to the neck.





    For my paint sticks I've always used the neck screw holes in their standard locations -




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  5. trev333

    trev333 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I hand rub my necks with d/oil mostly... never needed a stick holder for necks yet...

    I'd use the existing holes if I did...:)
     
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