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Is the finish cracked on my strats neck, or is it more serious?

Bhanderson9

Member
Messages
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Hello All,

I have a mid 2000's American made ash strat and have used mostly .09s on it and a few months ago I switched to .11s without having it properly set up. I love the .11s and would rather not have to switch back. Anyways, this is my concern. On the back of my strats neck where the thin light brown wood meets the maple a crack formed about a year ago and has recently gotten worse over the past few months (Correlates with my switching to .11s). The intonation is not good either. It is really driving me crazy because I can not stand being out of tune even if it is unnoticeable to the audience. I use the tremolo arm fairly often. I am just curious if any of you all have seen this issue before or if this is just my ignorance to needing a set up before switching to .11s. Responses would be greatly appreciated. Thanks all. If you all need pictures let me know and I shall post them.

-Ben
 

rjpilot

Member
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Doubtful, but possible. You are talking about the skunk stripe delaminating? Can we get those pics?
 

just_one_more

Gold Supporting Member
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1,356
The tuning problems are more then lileky because it has not be set up after the change. The relief is probably more then it was before and the intonation is going to be off when jumping up 2 gauges in strings. Either learn to set it up (tons of info on the web) or have it done.
The crack will have to see pictures.
 

Bhanderson9

Member
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7
Well at the bottom of my browser under "Posting Rules" it states that I cannot post attachments so I guess I can't get you all a picture. Sorry for the time waster
 




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