Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube
Register
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Romeo Delight c2dzmm's Avatar
    Join Date
    09.21.07
    Posts
    68
    Last Online

    05.03.08 @ 09:36 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Need help adjusting the neck on my Wolfgang

    I have a 1997 Wolfgang Standard. There a wheel at the base of the neck to adjust the neck. Do I need a special tool? The wheel has holes that look like some tool goes in, but ??? Can I loosen the strings to adjust or do I need to take them off? Which direction looking down the neck to the headstock make the guitar bow in or out?

  2. #2
    Good Enough nobozos's Avatar
    Join Date
    02.16.00
    Location
    Pekin, Il U.S.A.
    Posts
    1,747
    Last Online

    12.14.17 @ 06:34 PM
    Likes
    22
    Liked 727 Times in 344 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by c2dzmm View Post
    I have a 1997 Wolfgang Standard. There a wheel at the base of the neck to adjust the neck. Do I need a special tool? The wheel has holes that look like some tool goes in, but ??? Can I loosen the strings to adjust or do I need to take them off? Which direction looking down the neck to the headstock make the guitar bow in or out?
    No special tools are needed to adjust the neck. Just use the allen wrench for the locking nut. Quick lesson:

    This is how I do it anyway. Hold down the bottom string at the 1st and last fret, using the string as a straight-edge. Check the clearance at the 8th fret. the clearance should be just enough to slip a piece of paper between the string and the 8th fret. It's really a matter of personal preference, but that is where I put it, and I've never had a problem with fret buzz.

    Making the adjustment is pretty easy. To decrease the fret-to-string clearance, turn the wheel toward the bottom of the guitar. To increase the clearance, turn toward the top of the guitar. Don't turn the wheel more than a quarter turn at a time. Make a small adjustment, check it, and make another small adjustment until you get it where you want it. Don't be scared, you can't screw it up unless you go nuts and start cranking the wheel a bunch.
    "Having an opinion that people disagree with doesn't make you a Douche, arguing with the people who disagree with your opinion and calling them stupid does!" -Me.

  3. #3
    5150 Edson's Avatar
    Join Date
    03.16.03
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    568
    Favorite VH Album

    5150
    Favorite VH Song

    Don't Tell Me/Dreams/Learning
    Last Online

    11.14.12 @ 08:49 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    the lite tough is the right touch...

  4. #4
    Romeo Delight c2dzmm's Avatar
    Join Date
    09.21.07
    Posts
    68
    Last Online

    05.03.08 @ 09:36 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    I sure do appreciate it.

  5. #5
    On Fire Hammer Guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.01.04
    Age
    41
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    385
    Last Online

    08.17.15 @ 11:51 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 10 Times in 4 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by nobozos View Post
    No special tools are needed to adjust the neck. Just use the allen wrench for the locking nut. Quick lesson:

    This is how I do it anyway. Hold down the bottom string at the 1st and last fret, using the string as a straight-edge. Check the clearance at the 8th fret. the clearance should be just enough to slip a piece of paper between the string and the 8th fret. It's really a matter of personal preference, but that is where I put it, and I've never had a problem with fret buzz.

    Making the adjustment is pretty easy. To decrease the fret-to-string clearance, turn the wheel toward the bottom of the guitar. To increase the clearance, turn toward the top of the guitar. Don't turn the wheel more than a quarter turn at a time. Make a small adjustment, check it, and make another small adjustment until you get it where you want it. Don't be scared, you can't screw it up unless you go nuts and start cranking the wheel a bunch.
    I can adjust anything myself on the guitar but the neck adjustment I could never get it right.

    I'll try your steps next time. Sounds like a great way to do it.

  6. #6
    Romeo Delight c2dzmm's Avatar
    Join Date
    09.21.07
    Posts
    68
    Last Online

    05.03.08 @ 09:36 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Got my neck adjusted. I also adjusted the tremolo height. Actions is much lower and playability is much easier. Also polished my frets and cleaned my fret board. The guitar plays so very smooth.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Cleaning the Wolfgang neck
    By sixxkiller in forum Guitar Room
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 02.18.09, 04:29 PM
  2. USA wolfgang neck VS. the korean special
    By scottfletcher in forum Guitar Room
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 09.16.07, 06:45 AM
  3. Help adjusting the intonation on a Wolfgang
    By cam-5150 in forum Guitar Room
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01.22.07, 06:44 AM
  4. Wolfgang Special neck vs Wolfgang Standard neck
    By Steely in forum Guitar Room
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10.12.05, 07:56 AM
  5. Replies: 9
    Last Post: 01.25.01, 12:05 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •