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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-25-2020, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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RG350DX neck joint gap after neck replacement

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So today I replaced the neck of my RG350DX with a brand new neck I purchased last week, before installing it I didn't pay attention if there was already a gap on the neck join and only realized after installing the new neck.

The screws are quite tight, hand tight and didn't use a machine, but still really tight for someone of my strength
The problem is, as I mentioned, after installing it, i realized there is a very small gap between the neck and neck the join and it's making stressing a lot ( like a LOT, the neck is brand new and costed me more than the guitar itself thanks to the custom )
The old neck was a Wizard III maple with rosewood fretboard while the new one is a Wizard III Maple with Jatoba fretboard, and i have to says, it definitely feel thiner
But the dimension were exactly the same at the neck join

I have tried to remove it, clean the neck join and put it back while holding it tight while screwing back

Is it normal to have such a gap ? it's not a prestige or premium level of guitar, but I have another guitar where the neck is completely flat against the neck joint with no gap
Might look a bit bigger on the pictures, but the gap is like the size of a sheet of paper

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-25-2020, 05:01 PM
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Re: RG350DX neck joint gap after neck replacement

Are you talking about the bottom of the heel to the body? If so something is preventing it from sitting flush
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Are you talking about the bottom of the heel to the body? If so something is preventing it from sitting flush
I am really not sure what's the bottom of the heel
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I am really not sure what's the bottom of the heel
The only gap i see in your picture.
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Are you talking about the bottom of the heel to the body? If so something is preventing it from sitting flush
I am really not sure what's the bottom of the heel
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The only gap i see in your picture.
Sorry for the multiple message, something bugged

I tried removing the neck and doesnt see anything that could preventing from sitting flat :/
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Sorry for the multiple message, something bugged

I tried removing the neck and doesnt see anything that could preventing from sitting flat :/
something is preventing it from sitting flat.
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Re: RG350DX neck joint gap after neck replacement

Paint looks rough, sticky uppy bits. Hard to really tell from just these pictures though.
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Re: RG350DX neck joint gap after neck replacement

Try to put old neck back to see if problem is in body or new neck. If there is gap with booth necks problems is body, If old neck fit properly, problem is new neck.
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Try to put old neck back to see if problem is in body or new neck. If there is gap with booth necks problems is body, If old neck fit properly, problem is new neck.
Yeah i did and same thing, gap was barrely noticable with the old neck but still here

guess i just stress out of nothing
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