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Mick Reid
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May 7th, 2017 01:41 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have several necks that are waiting (one day) for a body. All Fender/Squier, 2 Strat, 1 Tele.

It will likely be a while before they're mated up again so I'm just wondering if there is a best practice for storing them. (eg: remove relief? oil nut?)
Also what about environment? Remember, I live in a sub-tropical region of AUS. Should I try and seal them up in something air-tight-ish?

TIA

edit: may be worth mentioning 2 are maple/maple, 1 is maple/rosewood.

(This message was last edited by Mick Reid at 03:43 AM, May 7th, 2017)

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May 7th, 2017 07:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Remove tension on the truss rod and hang it out of the way, out of sunlight, on a wall. That's all you have to do.

Guitars and guitar parts (wood) are happiest when stored in conditions that humans consider comfortable.

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May 7th, 2017 08:12 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've got necks I've stored for years. I've never done anything to them and they are fine when I finally use them. They are stored indoors.

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May 7th, 2017 04:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks guys. I thought it would be that simple but I figured I put it out to the brains trust ;^)

Peegoo, I don't know hanging is going to be practical in my situation. Will laying flat in a drawer keep them just as safe?

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May 7th, 2017 04:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sure. Wrap them in paper (or similar) to protect them from knocking around.

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May 7th, 2017 04:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If I know I'm not going to need one for a while, I stick it in a mailing tube with plastic caps on the end, just to prevent it from getting dinged

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May 7th, 2017 04:33 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"If I know I'm not going to need one for a while, I stick it in a mailing tube with plastic caps on the end, just to prevent it from getting dinged"

I've done the same with one of those triangular Priority Mail shipping tubes. I bubble wrapped it and padded the ends as if I were going to ship it, which was probably overkill. But it worked just fine.

Mick Reid
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May 7th, 2017 05:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Wrap them in paper (or similar) to protect them from knocking around."

"...stick it in a mailing tube..."
"...triangular Priority Mail shipping tubes..."

Thanks again. Good ideas.
I have some old pillow cases I was going put them in (individually) and also have the triangular box my Warmoth neck came in.

We happen to have an empty drawer (believe it or not) in the spare bedroom bureau. Just the right width too!


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May 8th, 2017 10:14 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Avoid news print if wrapping in paper, though. Ever done the silly putty trick? Probably won't happen, but there is an outside chance with some softer finish types.

Pull tension off of the truss rod (or leave with slight tension, as long as you aren't forcing a back bow it won't make a huge difference), maybe clean it first... removing funk now will be easier than removing funk a couple years from now.

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May 8th, 2017 04:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Ever done the silly putty trick?"

Hah! forgot about Silly Putty! I used to play with that stuff & do that "trick" on the "funnies".

That was nearly 50 years ago. I'm surprised we haven't heard that that stuff was wildly toxic and caused brain damage or cancer by now!

"maybe clean it first... removing funk now will be easier than removing funk a couple years from now."

Won't that upset the mojo quotient?


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May 10th, 2017 05:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If silly putty caused brain damage, how would we know? ;-)

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