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Post by jimmydime on Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:23 pm

Was wondering if anyone knows what the neck radius is on a Spectrum DX?
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Re: Neck radius

Post by Clive Shakedown on Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:59 pm

I think about 350mm
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Re: Neck radius

Post by jimmydime on Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:45 pm

Doesn't sound quite right. My Strat has a 7.25" radius, some have 12" radius.. ect ect. I don't have a radius gauge to set the bridge so that the strings follow the exact radius of the neck. At this point I am just guessing. Was hoping someone had a set of gauges and could fill me in.
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Re: Neck radius

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:02 pm

I have often wondered if all the spectrum necks have the same radii, I have an ST which I will measure after this beer..
the ST and DX I had felt exactly the same to play.

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Re: Neck radius

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:10 pm

The ST is 12"  (305mm)

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Re: Neck radius

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:14 pm

http://www.eguitarplans.com/fretboard_template.pdf

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Re: Neck radius

Post by Barry on Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:13 pm

Sgt. Vimes wrote:The ST is 12"  (305mm)
Interesting. I've never checked all these years, but had assumed it was about 9.5". 
Much flatter than I thought.

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Post by westcoaster on Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:35 am

Probably a dumb question, but ill ask it anyway.
When measuring neck radius should you measure to the fretboard or to the top of the frets which would be a larger (slightly) radius.  It seems to me it should be the top of the frets so that saddle heights are equal for all strings.

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Post by Barry on Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:45 am

Theoretically they should be identical, at least when the guitar is new. The "true" radius is that of the fretboard, and the frets are initially set into that curvature, so they would not be a larger radius, just concentric.

But depending on what has happened to the frets over time, they can deviate from that radius (popping up, worn down, etc). Generally speaking, use the fretboard as your reference.

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Re: Neck radius

Post by jimmydime on Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:32 pm

Thanks for the help guys. Downloading the templates now.
Appreciated.

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Re: Neck radius

Post by The Chad on Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:38 am

Cool, I'd guessed 12" and was right.  My FX feels like a 12" radius, crazy as that probably sounds.

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