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Mick Reid

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May 7th, 2017 01:41 AM        

I have several necks that are waiting (one day) for a body. All Fender/Squier, 2 Strat, 1 Tele.<br /> <br /> 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?)<br /> 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?<br /> <br /> TIA<br /> <br /> edit: may be worth mentioning 2 are maple/maple, 1 is maple/rosewood.



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May 7th, 2017 07:35 AM        

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.<br /> <br /> 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        

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.



Mick Reid

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May 7th, 2017 04:01 PM        

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

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



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May 7th, 2017 04:30 PM        

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        

"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"<br /> <br /> 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        

"Wrap them in paper (or similar) to protect them from knocking around."<br /> <br /> "...stick it in a mailing tube..."<br /> "...triangular Priority Mail shipping tubes..."<br /> <br /> Thanks again. Good ideas.<br /> I have some old pillow cases I was going put them in (individually) and also have the triangular box my Warmoth neck came in.<br /> <br /> We happen to have an empty drawer (believe it or not) in the spare bedroom bureau. Just the right width too!<br />



FunkyKikuchiyo



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May 8th, 2017 10:14 AM        

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.<br /> <br /> 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.



Mick Reid

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May 8th, 2017 04:04 PM        

"Ever done the silly putty trick?"<br /> <br /> Hah! forgot about Silly Putty! I used to play with that stuff & do that "trick" on the "funnies".<br /> <br /> 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!<br /> <br /> "maybe clean it first... removing funk now will be easier than removing funk a couple years from now."<br /> <br /> Won't that upset the mojo quotient?<br />



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May 10th, 2017 05:28 AM        

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



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