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This is a problem that's been bothering me for a while: I had a look at the relief on my Jazz, and I found that the treble side had slightly less than the bass side. This means that when I set the action very low there is more buzz on the D/G strings. Not really a huge problem, but I think the simple fact that the neck isn't uniformly curved is bothering me. I am pretty sure it's stable, since I even started using a set of strings with a heavier E and lighter G (Billy Sheehan Rotosounds), and the neck hasn't moved at all.

Is there any way I can fix it without removing the fretboard or doing anything too drastic?

I'm probably going to level the frets the next time I restring it, which should fix the action problem, but I'd like to get the neck straight.

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This is a problem that's been bothering me for a while: I had a look at the relief on my Jazz, and I found that the treble side had slightly less than the bass side. This means that when I set the action very low there is more buzz on the D/G strings. Not really a huge problem, but I think the simple fact that the neck isn't uniformly curved is bothering me. I am pretty sure it's stable, since I even started using a set of strings with a heavier E and lighter G (Billy Sheehan Rotosounds), and the neck hasn't moved at all.

Is there any way I can fix it without removing the fretboard or doing anything too drastic?

I'm probably going to level the frets the next time I restring it, which should fix the action problem, but I'd like to get the neck straight.

Easy as 1-2-3:

1- Take frets out

2- Level the fretboard (remove twist by sanding it down)

3- Re-fret

Done

As a temp fix, you might get away with a bit of a fret dress where the twist is. Make sure you re-crown the fret and get the crown as tight as you can.

... Actually, you could just remove the frets where the twist is located but measurements become a little more complicated that way. Something to consider.

Edited by guitar2005
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