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pierreyves
Intermediate Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 106
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, July 06, 2007 - 6:37 pm:   Edit Post

hello,
please, be cool with me, my english is ... not really good ;o)
I have a Clarke Signature Deluxe from 2004, buyed in october 2006. Now, my scale is e little "back bow", and if I want to move the truss rods, no possibility, because they are "open" "free"(?), sorry but I don't know the exact word.
When I read:
"If you want to increase forward bow, turn the nut(s) counterclockwise".
It's unfortunatly not possible ... clockwise yess but not counterclockwise...
Any idea for a new and expensive instrument ?
It's the third short scale I have, always the same problem ... If I play softly, no problem .. but when my fingers "attack" after the 12 fret, too much buzz ...
Thank's.

(Message edited by pierreyves on July 06, 2007)
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5247
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, July 06, 2007 - 7:31 pm:   Edit Post

Are both nuts free?
pierreyves
Intermediate Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 107
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, July 06, 2007 - 7:40 pm:   Edit Post

yess ... both ...
:
I will try to put some weight on the 6 fret during my hollydays ? 2 weeks ?
Used strings (7 months) are more "soft" ?
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5248
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, July 06, 2007 - 8:00 pm:   Edit Post

Try some strings that have greater tension.

What is the humidity in the room where your bass is?
pierreyves
Intermediate Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 108
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, July 06, 2007 - 8:09 pm:   Edit Post

I can't have greater tension with strings, they are medium gauge Alembic CX-3 short scale, enough hard for my fingers...
Until one week, I put my bass in the close hard case. A friend say that I must open the case, because too much humidity certainly inside. The room is the living room, standard humidity, nothing particular.

(Message edited by pierreyves on July 06, 2007)
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2506
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Friday, July 06, 2007 - 10:10 pm:   Edit Post

Vaucher:

If the truss rods are completely loose and there is still no forward bow in the neck, it may need a heat bend. You might want to have a competent luthier check it out.

Bill, tgo
pierreyves
Intermediate Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 109
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 07, 2007 - 4:16 am:   Edit Post

ok.
What is the proposition from Alembic, what do the international warranty, if exist ?
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5255
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, July 07, 2007 - 8:27 am:   Edit Post

You should probably contact Susan directly for warranty questions.

Bill's suggestion to get the opinion of a good local luthier is a good one.

I would also suggest keeping the bass in a low humidity environment for a while to see if the natural bow returns.
pierreyves
Intermediate Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 110
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 07, 2007 - 9:47 am:   Edit Post

Thank's, I do that until one week, I'm waiting.
I will start to hollydays next week for two weeks, I could do higher the bridge, and the strings would be do something like an arch ?
The suggestion of a local luthier, yess, but how to do the truss rods effective ? And who will pay this operation ?
My bass is a new one (10 months), under warranty ... how long time is the warranty ?
keith_h
Senior Member
Username: keith_h

Post Number: 805
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Saturday, July 07, 2007 - 9:51 am:   Edit Post

You need to discuss the warranty directly with Alembic. The forum is not the correct place to discuss the warranty.

Keith

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