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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-31-2007, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Neck bow relief

well I saw that in rich´s tech section and left my rg´s neck straight as an arrow, but he says that he leaves some relief in the neck, so whats the difference? can you get lower action with some relief?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-31-2007, 09:49 PM
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Re: Neck bow relief

Every guitar is different. If you have the setup you want with no neck relief I say leave it. You might be able to get your action slightly lower by giving slight relief. I had a neck once that was fretting out really bad (straight as an arrow like your neck), and the relief took care of the fretting out problem. Now I can bend all day and the notes won't go dead.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-31-2007, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Neck bow relief

my action is not high but it isn´t like super low like in my sg, but I like that I can pull the bar all the way up without the notes fretting out, so if I leave some relief is it posible that I will stll be able to pull the bar without fretting out with lower action?
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