Bassisgreat Posted February 16, 2008 Report Share Posted February 16, 2008 Hey everybody, I am currently building a bass with a neck that I had pre-built, and it has a 13 degree angled headstock, I believe. My brother in law says that a neck with an angled headstock requires that I make an angle in the heel pocket or body to keep the action correct. Is this the case? As far as I know, if I cut a flat neck pocket, the nut and bridge should still have the correct angle between them. I can't see why it would be any different than a "Fender style" (flat) headstock. What is it, exactly, that causes one to need an angled neck? Can I angle the headstock and install the neck flat? Sorry about the newb question I just want to make sure I understand the concept here before I start cutting any wood. Please enlighten me! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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