Monday, 24 November 2014
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This is NOT a complaint... just interested in Sheldon's take. I almost never had to adjust the neck on my AB1. I find with my Z, I do... pretty regularly with the seasons. It's not a problem, because it's so stinkin' easy to do (brilliant truss rod access feature, naturally). The question is, is this typical? A natural result of the Z having a thinner neck? I often describe the difference between the AB1 and Z (playability-wise) in terms of car metaphors: the AB1 was a good, reliable Camry; the Z is more of a Lambourgini, high performance but requiring a better driver and a bit more tuning. Fair? adam
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I've had at one time or another 2 AB necks, and 3 Z necks, never had to adjust any of them after initial set up. I have had to tweak my Z2 a couple of times over the years, but it always corresponded to experimenting with different string gauges, etc. Cool comparison though. Haven't had the pleasure of a Lamborghini, but there is a Camry in the garage lol....
7 years ago
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Gotta save your money for the good things in life, like a Dingwall bass.
7 years ago
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What's the fretboard on the Z Adam?
7 years ago
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Maple, Sheldon.
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[quote="rollerberg2000":1b28w3w3]Haven't had the pleasure of a Lamborghini, but there is a Camry in the garage lol....[/quote:1b28w3w3] I'm talking out of my hat a bit... I most certainly haven't driven a Lamborghini either. Just seemed a good call metaphor-wise.
7 years ago
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Thanks Adam. Is the finish on the back of the neck oil or polyurethane? It will either look the same or quite different than the finish on the fretboard. I'm assuming that since it's maple on maple that there must be a difference in the finish that's allowing one half of the neck to absorb or release moisture at a faster rate than the other.
7 years ago
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I'm not certain, Sheldon. The finish looks the same to me, but the fingerboard and the back of the neck do look quite different because they're very different pieces of wood (birdseye fb).
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But they are both satin-y as opposed to one satiny and one shiny?
6 years ago
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Yes, both satiny, I'd say. I bought it new in 2013, so if you had a standard way of handling the finishes then, it's that.
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