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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-17-2006, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Scarf joint strong?

I wanted to know is the scarf joint as strong as they say or is it weak without a 3 piece neck?
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Re: Scarf joint strong?

A scarf joint has it's own problems but strength isn't one of them. When you see a neck cracked and broken anywhere near the scarf, it isn't at/on the joint.
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Re: Scarf joint strong?

what problems do you see with scarf joint? is there more twisting of the neck therefore resulting in more truss rod adjustments needed?
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Re: Scarf joint strong?

Scarf-joint-itis - over time the headstock shrinks on one plane, the neck on another, causing a backbow problem at the first.
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Re: Scarf joint strong?

do you fix backbow? or is it easy enough that some1 like me can do it?
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You either live with lots of relief, cut it out of the frets, or pull the frets and relevel the board.
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Re: Scarf joint strong?

well i'm thinking about getting a jemvwh or a vsbl and this information helps, i was worried that the neck might have breakage issuses. How long does it usually take for a backbow problem to occur, do you think a 2002 vsbl will already have this problem?
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Re: Scarf joint strong?

It [usually] takes a long time for a neck to shirnk enough to become an issue. Some may never, some will faster depending on the water content when built.
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Re: Scarf joint strong?

alright thanks for the help Rich, now i'm off to getting my first jem and become a real jemsiter hah
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