new york neck reset, what is it? in The Pegbox Posted April 11, 2019 · Report reply I've met many folks in shops who get very upset about raising the pitch of the neck this way. I've seen them tell players that they need a full neck reset at a cost of 'lots of dollars'. This procedure is not always appropriate as David mentioned. If the edge margin is insufficient or the amount you need to raise is more than a mm or so then it's likey not the right thing to do . But it's a useful procedure that works, it's not particularly invasive, it's inexpensive and you don't have to pull back anywhere close to as much a you think to raise the neck by a mm. And it's the same procedure that you should do after a repair that required the top to be removed. When you glue it back you leave it loose around the neck and top bout so you can control the pitch of the neck and return it to the same place it was before you took the instrument apart. I've seen a cello repair where the top has been glued back on, post repair, without any regard for the original neck pitch. The neck angle shot up and the player's bridge suddenly became unusable because it was too low.