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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-09-2010, 03:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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Off to the tech today....

This has been the wettest summer in about 10 years here and my Jackson PC1 has back-bowed more than I would believe possible...... the strings are completely flat against the neck.

None of the other guitars has bowed like this. I can only imagine that since the neck is sanded but otherwise completely unfinished, as well as being pretty thick, it's a lot more susceptible to atmospheric moisture.

Can anyone else think of possible reasons?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-09-2010, 12:35 PM
 
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Re: Off to the tech today....

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This has been the wettest summer in about 10 years here and my Jackson PC1 has back-bowed more than I would believe possible...... the strings are completely flat against the neck.

None of the other guitars has bowed like this. I can only imagine that since the neck is sanded but otherwise completely unfinished, as well as being pretty thick, it's a lot more susceptible to atmospheric moisture.

Can anyone else think of possible reasons?
maybe you just got a softer one...I've had two of them now and my Solar one was touchy like that. The Chlorine one was much harder and didn't seem to react as much at all. It really doesn't need a tech man. Just need to loosen the rod like 1/8 of a turn and it will be fine. One o fthe best things you can do as a guitar player is know how they work. Contrary to the old wive's tale, you're not likely to break your neck in half with just a small turn of the truss nut.

And it's not a bare neck. It's got a sealer and finish on it. It's just satin'd down a bit.

Here's mine getting some sun. Nice guitars...
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-09-2010, 05:17 PM
 
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Re: Off to the tech today....

now that is sweet
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-09-2010, 05:31 PM
 
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Re: Off to the tech today....

I'd guess it's a bum neck or rod... sadly. Maybe just bad luck on that guitar.

I've sanded any paint/lacquer/oil off all my necks and living right on Lake Michigan, have a rather dramatic environment (90+ degrees F in summer w/ 90% humidity, 20 below zero F in the winter, still humid). Never had to do more than minor seasonal adjustments.
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