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    Is there anyway to tighten up a set neck?

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    I have a cheapie Epi SG with a set neck that is loose.....
    I can whole pitch bend with my fretting hand.....

    seems to me must be a loose neck....but, how do you tighten up a set neck?

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    Where do you feel the looseness?

    Is the neck isn't moving at all at the joint where it meets the body when you press on the fretboard with your hand?

    Maybe just a cheap neck.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by miroslav View Post
    Where do you feel the looseness?

    Is the neck isn't moving at all at the joint where it meets the body when you press on the fretboard with your hand?

    Maybe just a cheap neck.....
    say i lean into a chord (push hard with my fretting hand)......it will move all of the strings out of tune and it will stay there until I push it back......perhaps it is just a POS neck on POS guitar......I never had this problem with my Les Paul Epi though.....

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    I would think if it was moving that much, you should be able to see some separation at the neck joint (if it is the neck joint).

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    I can bend more than that on some guitars. If you can physically see no separation and the the thing holds tune don't worry about it. If it is coming apart it will start to become unstable tuning wise, the action will be all over the place and eventually it just let go and it will be in two parts..

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    ^^ I did that once, took me two days to figure out what was buzzing, then I realized, "oh, it's in two parts."^^
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    There really isn't any visible separation but, it shouldn't bend and stay..it should bend and return...am I right or wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joro View Post
    There really isn't any visible separation but, it shouldn't bend and stay..it should bend and return...am I right or wrong?
    it should but there are other reasons why it may not return to original pitch other than neck joint. If it doesn't return at all or is way out of tune when it does you need to investigate further. To do that we need more information. How far out of tune is it? Is it all strings|? etc... In all likelyhood if the neck joint is that weak it won't hold tune long enough to be usable..

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    That's just it.......

    it is all strings...
    it goes close to 2 cents out and def noticeable....

    it will go back into tune if I push back....
    here is the weirdest thing...all the strings stay in tune to each other throughout this whole process....

    I know something is wrong...I just don't know what.

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