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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:46 pm    Post subject: squier cyclone neck ?'s Reply with quote

I purchased a squier cyclone for great deal. When i got it, he said he sanded off the decal.

when i got it home, i looked and it seamed longer like a strat neck. i measure 25" from nut to saddles... which im pretty sure it should be 24".

also the neal of the neck sticks out, ill upload pics soon.

anybody have any help? or a pic of their cyclone where the neck joins the body?

or if you sold a wine cylone in san jose california.... Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pics



https://www.flickr.com/photos/90990932@N06/shares/76fpf1

https://www.flickr.com/photos/90990932@N06/shares/5j9eoM

https://www.flickr.com/photos/90990932@N06/shares/DgE481

[img]https://www.flickr.com/photos/90990932@N06/shares/i188GE[/img]
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty sure Squier Cyclone necks are 24.75" scale. I used to have one but never really liked it and moved it on quickly.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my pics are not working, i suck.

i am more worried that its not a cyclone neck and rather a strat neck.

i like the cyclone body, just not this neck...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noisy Cat wrote:
Pretty sure Squier Cyclone necks are 24.75" scale.


^ that's right.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so this could be the correct neck? does anybody have a pic of where the neck joins the body?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not an expert, but I would guess it's correct unless the fretboard is longer than the neck and there's a "tongue", because those are the only 22 fret strat type necks I've ever seen. The extra distance you measured could simply be the compensation.

Anyways if you want the scale length of your neck measure from nut to 12th fret and multiply x2.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it was a Strat neck then it wouldn't intonate at all.

From your photos of the skunk stripe, truss rod opening and tuners it looks legit to me.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote








Hope these helped.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would like to see a pic of the back of the neck where it meets the body. its just seams like a lot of flat space....



i cant post pics from stupid flickr....
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

broomhandle wrote:
i would like to see a pic of the back of the neck where it meets the body. its just seams like a lot of flat space....



i cant post pics from stupid flickr....


looks familiar:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool! thank you.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome. Nice guitar by the way.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I like your blue better. this one somebody sanded off the decal and put a bad clear over it... haha

all I need is time.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So....

I took off the neck. Compared it to a strat neck I had. Same exact. I put the strat neck on the cyclone body. Same.

So the cyclone is just a 25.5 neck but bridge is moved up to give it 24.75?

This sucks... Haha
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So....

I took off the neck. Compared it to a strat neck I had. Same exact. I put the strat neck on the cyclone body. Same.

So the cyclone is just a 25.5 neck but bridge is moved up to give it 24.75?

This sucks... Haha
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

broomhandle wrote:
So....

I took off the neck. Compared it to a strat neck I had. Same exact. I put the strat neck on the cyclone body. Same.

So the cyclone is just a 25.5 neck but bridge is moved up to give it 24.75?

This sucks... Haha


Cyclone (Squier/Chinese): 22 frets





Strat (Standard/Mexican): 21 frets





Cyclone=22 frets vs Strat=21 frets. See the difference in measurements at the 21st frets in the pics. Does yours measure the same at the 21st fret on both necks?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will count the frets. when i put the strat neck on the cyclone i got 25" as well.

I believe my neck is the cyclone neck, i am just trying to understand the cyclone. plus i am not a big fan of the neck. the sides are harsh, the fret ends have to be filed. and its wide...

so, the cyclone neck is only for the cyclone? its a special deal?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

broomhandle wrote:
I will count the frets. when i put the strat neck on the cyclone i got 25" as well.

I believe my neck is the cyclone neck, i am just trying to understand the cyclone. plus i am not a big fan of the neck. the sides are harsh, the fret ends have to be filed. and its wide...

so, the cyclone neck is only for the cyclone? its a special deal?



Yes, it should be a short scale neck. Look at my pics where the 21st fret marker "dot" is located on each guitar and notice the difference in measurements. The Cyclone measures ~17 & 3/8" and the Strat measures ~17 & 7/8". If the wood on your neck is too dry the wood will shrink and the fret ends can get stabby. Sometimes placing the neck in a humid environment for a short period of time can resolve this issue, other times they may require a lite filing. The strat in my pics came from the Las Vegas area and had stabby fret ends when I received it. I placed the guitar in my bathroom and steamed the room up and allowed it to live there for awhile. The wood re-hydrated and the fret ends became a non-issue. If you are in a dry area you might need to place a "damp it" in your guitar case to maintain proper humidity for the instrument.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just out of interest, recent (well, mine is 2008 but as per the pics on the Fender website) USA standard Stratocasters have 22 frets (fingerboard overhangs the end of the neck).
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