is micro-tilt crucial?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by sleepykeith, Aug 6, 2006.


  1. sleepykeith

    sleepykeith Member

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    conncected to my post earlier about hwy1 finishes, i noticed the hwy1 bodies don't have micro-tilt on them. my '93 tele body does buy i never did anything with it. just curious how useful it is to have, or if i could get away without it.
    thanks!
     
  2. PaulM

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    I prefer guitars *without* the micro-tilt. Straight wood-on-wood is preferred in the neck pocket. If the neck needs an angle adjustment, it is better achieved with a shim, but is not usually necessary IME.
     
  3. sleepykeith

    sleepykeith Member

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    awesome,
    thanks again guys!
     
  4. bettiefan

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    +1. You don't want air in the neck pocket. Micro-tilt is only necessary if the guitar is poorly designed.
     

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