Fretless unlined neck availability

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by megafiddle, Apr 8, 2014.


  1. megafiddle

    megafiddle

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    What is available to fit a Fender body?

    I am looking for a fretless, unlined, maple/ebony neck.
    Rosewood ok, also.

    The Musicman stingray necks look nice. Would they fit a Fender body?
    I don't see any available right now. Are they normally hard to find?

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  2. Phalex

    Phalex Yeah, I've got the moves like Jagger. Supporting Member

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    The neck for a Carvin SB bass fits perfectly. Feels great too!
  3. Mikeee71

    Mikeee71 Supporting Member

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    Warmoth!
  4. Matt R.

    Matt R. Supporting Member

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    MusicMan Stingray necks will not fit a Fender body.
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  6. MikeSBG

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    +1
  7. Matt R.

    Matt R. Supporting Member

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    Oh, and Warmoth necks are killer. Highly recommended
  8. StuartV

    StuartV Out of GAS!! Supporting Member

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    Allparts. Excellent quality and should be less money than Warmoth.
  9. Grateful

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    +1. Carvin fretless necks are awesome. And customizable. And on sale at the moment..
    http://www.carvinguitars.com/necks/
  10. megafiddle

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    Ok, thanks.

    I like the Fender P and J bodies, and they are also commonly available.
    So I am looking for a neck that will just drop in.

    Thanks for the info. Do those often show up for sale?

    I am considering ordering a custom neck also. So thanks for the recommendations of Warmoth.

    Thanks, I'll look at those too.

    I saw necks with headstock blanks there; are there finished necks there too?

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  11. Grateful

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  12. NinetyFive

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    I depends on the Fender body. Warmoth, nor anyone else that I have found, makes a fretted or fretless neck that fits the current American Jazz Bass Deluxe five-bolt 21 fret.
  13. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

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    Look at eBay, gotta be dozens for sale.
  14. Phalex

    Phalex Yeah, I've got the moves like Jagger. Supporting Member

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  15. JimmyThunder

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    MightyMite makes exactly that for a hundred bucks new, if you don't mind fake ebony.
  16. NeroJazz

    NeroJazz Gold Supporting Member

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    Look for a MIJ Fender Jazz Bass Special neck. They're maple w/ rosewood boards and are really comfortable and well made.

    I just got one of the classifieds for my fretless project - the only catch is that they have black headstocks.
  17. JimmyThunder

    JimmyThunder Supporting Member

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    HA funny you should mention that one, I have the MightyMite I recommended on my #1 and a Jazz Bass Special neck on my #2. Really I slightly prefer the Jazz Bass Special neck but I didn't recommend it as they can be rather hard to find.

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  19. Darknut

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    I like Warmoth necks & own one at the moment but I think the Allparts necks are closer to "actual" Fender specs ...... if that matters

    USA Fender I should add.
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    Just put this together last night.......Warmoth is awesome!
  21. megafiddle

    megafiddle

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    I finally got the Carvin neck builder to work (which wasn't working for some reason)
    and I think I like the 2 tuners per side headstocks better than the Fender 4 inline,
    and I like the Carvin headstocks a little better than Warmoth's. Plus the Carvin
    body with the rear control routing and two single coil pickup routing looks pretty
    interesting.

    Warmouth has a P type body that can be ordered with similar features also.

    Will have to check out all the options more closely.

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