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neck problem on epi dot

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there's a twist in the neck of my epi dot, seems to start from the fourth fret twisting to the right side up to the head.
When I lower the action I get buzz on the third fret.Can I get this repaired?
Some say it's only the truss rod adjustment, some say the neck wood is the problem and that there's nothing I can do with it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Noble Member
Joined: 18 years ago
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I'm not sure that the truss rod will fix a warping neck. I may be wrong, but I believe the truss rod will only help with bowing or convex neck, not twisted.

Sounds like it would probably cost more than the Dot to fix...

-=- Steve

"If the moon were made of ribs, would you eat it?"

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Joined: 20 years ago
Posts: 5038

Sometimes overtightening the truss rod can cause twisting in the neck, especially if the neck is mahogany. Also, if the truss rod adjustment nut is sticking or scraping on its bearing plate, this might also cause some twisting during truss rod adjustments. To remedy or protect against the latter, remove the nut and put a very small amount of graphite on the truss rod screw and bearing plate. OTOH, sometimes the neck is just twisted ... good luck.

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