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RI Strat Neck Attachment - Long term reliability


 
12/29/2000 4:02 PM
Scott Swartz
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RI Strat Neck Attachment - Long term reliability
I am a picky SOB and end up having the the truss rod adjusted on my 62 RI Strat 3 or 4 times a year as the weather changes.  
 
 
 
To date my tech has been taking the neck off to perform this adjustment, which seems to be the consensus as being the best way, rather than screwing with the pickguard.  
 
 
 
My question is what is the long term impact os this. Will the screw holes strip out eventually? What's the repair for this?  
 
 
 
As a possible fix for this, I was wondering about having a removable cover installed on the pickguard to reach the adjuster. Any thoughts on this whether this would work and/or be useful?
 
12/30/2000 6:07 AM
dale
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i've been using a dremmel with a small drum sander bit for years to put a little 1/2 circle divot in the pickgard and body so i can reach it w/o taking the neck off. i find removing the neck to do this rediculous for several reasons. i can't see having a strat w/o this mod.  
 
 
 
-dale
 
 
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12/30/2000 6:21 AM
dale
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oh, and by the way. taking the neck of many time WILL make the fit sloppy over time. the holes thru the body get widened, and the holes in the neck lose thier grip going towards "stripdom". both things can be fixed, but nothings better than the way it is as new.  
 
 
 
-dale
 
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