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    Sometime ago I saw on one of those That Pedal Show YT channel an English tech/luthier fixing a lump on a Strat Neck:




    Around min 20 +/-


    Maybe you could do something similar by removing fretboard wood on the it to try to "balance" and minimize the twist. It will be another refret and no guarantees it will work... but see it as a learning project on a very expensive guitar

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    For what it's worth, I agree with your programmer - the SEC always seemed like the stupidest possible solution.

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    New neck, maple board with no dots as a tribute to the "fuck you dots" on there now.

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    If the new neck fixed the issues, would you play it or would you just hang it on the wall regardless?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    If the new neck fixed the issues, would you play it or would you just hang it on the wall regardless?
    Yeah this is what I was going to ask. if you will play it I would say go for it, otherwise just sell it off to get something better.
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    What a shitter of a situation, man. I gased real bad for one when they came out.
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    #2 , if possible, then it is still original...and fix the dots. If you didnt have the ability then sell it but you can save it.
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    I guess a potential option #5 would be to remove the fretboard and see what's going on. I've encountered few twisting necks that didn't have an underlying issue, like a wonky truss rod or poor route. ~1 inch thick of hardwood with a steel rod down the middle shouldn't bend so unpredictably, you know?

    Anyway, could get the fretboard off the old way (steaming it) or I've had some where I made a couple passes over the jointer to work it down to near nothing, pulled the truss rod out through the top (after the fretboard is <.5mm thick) and scraped the remainder off with a razor blade. Could replace the truss rod if it's fucked, clean up the route or titanium rod it. I've also had pretty good luck replacing the older fretboard with one +1mm to stiff it up.

    It's pretty invasive but it's all shit you can do yourself so it'd save $$$ and you've obviously got the gear.

    EDIT: Just realized this was basically option #2. Well, either way there's some added ideas. Steaming it isn't so bad if you go the route of drilling small holes in the fret slots, you run a clothes steamer into a basketball pump needle and let it do it's thing. First few are slow but the whole thing will come off in one piece after the few.
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