Worth Buying?

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  1. doc-knapp

    doc-knapp Well-Known Member

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    idiotsdelight Well-Known Member

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    Ouch. If you want to purchase I'd look through aliexpress.

    I just made one out of a straight edge ruler. Notched both sides for 24.75 & 25.5.

    Even cheaper were free yardsticks from the hardware store that I sanded level with my fret level stone. Easier to notch & cut to size. Yes the wood can warp or fluctuate but check it/sand it again before use. It doesn't have to be 100% accurate. I'm sure the hair splitters will disagree.
     
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    I see you one notched straight edge and raise you one. ;)

    I got mine from here. They have increased their prices since I purchased mine.
    http://www.uaac.us/straight-edges
     
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    Yea pretty pricey, but useful I think. I just couldn't tell though, I didn't see different scales, so I was wondering if the notches were wide enough to accomodate a 24.75 & 25.5 scale fretboard. I'd think yes, there can't be that much variance between the two scales (3/4" over 25").
     
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    My question is what reason would you need a notched straight edge when you can put a capo on the first fret of your neck, then hold down on the last fret of the neck and measure the relief gap on the 7th fret with a .010 feeler guage from the top of the fret to the bottom of the string? I have always done this to set up my relief and never saw a use for one of these notched straight edges... can someone enlighten me if I actually need one of these for any other reason then to set the relief on my necks?
     
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    It's really only needed for fret leveling. At least that's the only thing I really use mine for.
     
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    Worth having, but not at that price. They have them on Amazon for $19.99. I'd post a link, but the forum doesn't seem to like Amazon links. Just search "Neck Check guitar straight edge". Or just "guitar straight edge" should work ("Neck Check" is the brand)

    One side will be 24.75" scale and the other side is 25.5".

    Unless you get the one for bass, which is 34" and 35".
     
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    Personally I have been able to set up my guitars (most, some are helpless) to play like a dream without the use of straightedge. I do use a metal ruler/straightedge to check for high/low frets.
     
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    Just ordered the pair @rrobbone linked from reverb. can use the fret checker on one guitar right now and figure at that price I can afford to have them just in case.
     
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    Just got the neck check 2 fer linked to earlier and will say they are solid and plenty thick. Wasn't sure if I had a low or high fret on the Ibby(didn't trust the credit card). Solved that and got a much better knowledge of just how much relief I have in different necks. So it's worth the $24 it cost me for the pair.
     
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    Same - mostly only use it for referencing a flat neck plane for leveling.
    I also check for warp by comparing the base, center and treble areas

    got mine at UAAC too; I dont think I paid $30 a few years ago.
     
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