Thread subject: statii.com: For all things Status-Graphite :: Neck Relief

Posted by lowregisterhead on 04-10-2019 12:39
#1

Just bought a used KingBass MkII 5-string, which I'm really enjoying.

It seems to have one issue, though - the action is quite good, however I’d like to get it a bit lower, but even with the truss rod fully slackened off, there’s still quite a bit of relief in the neck. Is there any other way to get the neck slightly flatter? If I lower the action, it buzzes quite badly above the 12th fret, so I was thinking about getting the frets leveled to compensate. Is that likely to help?

Any advice gratefully received.

Posted by Jeroen on 09-10-2019 13:19
#2

Should have a two-way truss rod, it can bend both ways! Maybe slightly tighten it the other way?

Posted by lowregisterhead on 14-10-2019 21:05
#3

Jeroen wrote:
Should have a two-way truss rod, it can bend both ways! Maybe slightly tighten it the other way?


Thanks, I wasn't aware of that. I'll look into it and report back.