Warmoth neck on a divey MIJ Jazz
I've been looking at putting a fretless Warmoth neck on my '86 MIJ Jazz (62 RI).
With the original neck and tuners, the bass is a little neck-heavy, enough that I don't enjoy playing it that much. (I gather from searching TB that some of the basswood-bodied MIJs can be kind of neck-heavy, and this one is basswood.)
I'm trying to figure out:
1) will putting a maple/ebony Warmoth fretless neck on this bass make the neck-dive worse? -- my guess is that it probably will, since Warmoth necks are a little heavier than stock. So,
2) if I use carbon rods and Ultralites on the new neck, what's the probability I'll be back to a well-balanced bass?
#2 should really help but it ultimately depends on the weight of the body vs neck.
I would just put lighter hardware on the Fender neck. For neck dive, I always just use a wide leather strap so that the bass grabs my shoulder and doesn't dive. My first bass was a MIJ Fender P-Bass from 1988 (I was 13 years old so the bass was nearly bigger than I was), and I had no neck dive issues with that bass even with the big 70s style tuners it had.
Thanks for the input, Lownote. That would be what I would do if I weren't looking to convert the bass to fretless.
Also, I already have a wide strap and I still don't like the balance. I know most Jazz basses don't have a problem with this, but this particular MIJ does, probably because of its light body.
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