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    SR4HH neck screws

    I’ve been spending quite a bit of time with my/new Stingray HH, fine tuning the set up. It’s been a bit of s tricky one this one, quite a few buzzes to iron out but it’s getting there. I shimmed the neck today and while I was removing the neck I was quite shocked at how little thread there is going into the neck.
    The easiest thing to do would be to remove one from one of my other StingRays for comparison but thought I’d ask here first if that’s normal or is there some design differences that I’ve over looked with the H and HH body’s.
    The double H doesn’t seem to resonate/ring as clearly (unplugged) as the single H.
    Is this because of the extra body routings ?
    It’s my first HH so any information welcome.

    Are the screws shorter for some reason or is the pocket deeper?

    Cheers

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
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    The normal SR4 neck pocket is said to
    be identical to the GnL 4-string pocket
    so I swapped a Moses neck from a GnL
    to a SR4 and cool, same pocket. FWIW
    the SR4 receiving the neck is a HH. I'd
    suggest you go right ahead comparing
    H and HH screw lengths as you already
    mentioned. It's a risk free 3 minute job
    and will settle the matter.

    For the picky picky:
    Altho the SR and GnL pockets are the
    same, the bolt pattern is not.
    Last edited by Golem; 07-26-2019 at 09:19 PM.
    S.U.B. SL4 - SR4p FL [x3] - SR4HH FL [Moses neck]
    SL4p FL [x2] - SL4HS FL - SL4HS FL [Moses neck]
    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL ceramic [x2] - Bongo4Hp FL

    "Too many basses is never enuf"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golem View Post
    The normal SR4 neck pocket is said to
    be identical to the GnL 4-string pocket
    so I swapped a Moses neck from a GnL
    to a SR4 and cool, same pocket. FWIW
    the SR4 receiving the neck is a HH. I'd
    suggest you go right ahead comparing
    H and HH screw lengths as you already
    mentioned. It's a risk free 3 minute job
    and will settle the matter.

    For the picky picky:
    Altho the SR and GnL pockets are the
    same, the bolt pattern is not.
    Thanks for reply.
    I will do just that. To me there is not enough screw going into the neck, it stays in tune fine, but the fret buzz and lack of resonance all points (in my opinion) that the neck joint isn’t tight enough

    What would your opinion on the unplugged resonance be ?
    Less on the HH due to more body routing would be my guess but not sure ?
    Last edited by danny-79; 07-27-2019 at 01:47 AM.

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

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    Just done a screw comparison and they are definitely genuine, same length and thickness as everyone else’s screws.
    If the neck comes off it again I’ll give the holes a little plugging.
    Set up is getting there, still buzzing but not as bad.
    The weather here in the uk is up and down to say the least so not going to do anything to drastic just yet to set ups.
    SR4’s are both fine, got a couple of gigs next weekend, one being a outdoor festival so will have to see who’s in best shape come Friday

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

    https://www.facebook.com/DanSmithBassist/

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    Quote Originally Posted by danny-79 View Post
    Thanks for reply.
    I will do just that. To me there is not enough screw going into the neck, it stays in tune fine, but the fret buzz and lack of resonance all points (in my opinion) that the neck joint isn’t tight enough

    What would your opinion on the unplugged resonance be ?
    Less on the HH due to more body routing would be my guess but not sure ?
    Look at my basses in my signature. None would
    allow the comparison you're asking about. Also,
    body resonance is less obvious with FL basses
    cuz you hear the neck resonance. With frets you
    have much less neck resonance and so you might
    hear mainly body resonance ... since the other
    [nonbody] end of the string is riding a metal fret.
    S.U.B. SL4 - SR4p FL [x3] - SR4HH FL [Moses neck]
    SL4p FL [x2] - SL4HS FL - SL4HS FL [Moses neck]
    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL ceramic [x2] - Bongo4Hp FL

    "Too many basses is never enuf"

    Golem is NOT engaging in social networks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golem View Post
    Look at my basses in my signature. None would
    allow the comparison you're asking about. Also,
    body resonance is less obvious with FL basses
    cuz you hear the neck resonance. With frets you
    have much less neck resonance and so you might
    hear mainly body resonance ... since the other
    [nonbody] end of the string is riding a metal fret.
    Polar opposites
    It just doesn’t seem to have the same sparkle to it for lack of a better word. Dull almost.
    Strings are new, barely played in (coated steels, use the same brand and gauge on everything).
    Just keep fine tuning the set up I guess.
    I’m happy with it anyways, like the Bongo it’s got very few miles on it

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

    https://www.facebook.com/DanSmithBassist/

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