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mighty mite j bass necks?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by spaz21387, Apr 18, 2008.


  1. spaz21387

    spaz21387

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    Are these any good. For the price they seem great but maybe someone knows something I dont about them. I was thinking of putting one on my p bass because the p bass neck is alittle too thick. And its an all maple neck for 99$. It almost seems too good to be true. It says they are lisenced by fender but dont have a fender decal on them. I really dont mind the missing logo anyway.
     
  2. RBrownBass

    RBrownBass

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    There are many other necks out there, IMO- Allparts, Warmoth, USACG, Musikraft. I've owned one Mighty Mite neck, and it would not have fit a (1996) Fender MIM body without expanding the body's neck pocket. I ended up selling it and the body before trying it out on anything.
     
  3. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

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    I have a Mighty Mite P-Bass neck on my MIM Jazz bass, fit perfectly and is exceptional quality, I'm dead happy with it.
     
  4. spaz21387

    spaz21387

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    Thanks, They seem pretty good. Ill probably end up picking one up and if it doesnt fit the p bass ill see if it fits on my mim jazz. So is the neck finished with that sticky gloss finish that fender uses?
     
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  6. Rodent

    Rodent

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    I have used a couple of them to date, and have always been quite satisfied with the construction and quality - especially for the price

    all the best,

    R
     
  7. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

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    Mine is satin finished.
     
  8. spaz21387

    spaz21387

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    Im definatly going to pick one up now. I hate the finnish on the back of the mim jazz bass neck. Maybe 2 and replace the one on my mim jazz too.
     
  9. blipndub

    blipndub

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    I've used a few over the years. They are okay for the money, they have a strange rigid feel to them. Maybe because the edges aren't rolled in any way. There is a tangible difference between mightymite stuff and the better quality necks that might just be build quality. On the other hand I think their bodies are excellent.
     
  10. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

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    Mine is rolled.
     
  11. J.D.B.

    J.D.B.

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    Yup, fer the dollar they're O.K. Mine needed some clean-up sanding and fret-end pruning, but it fit well and seems to be holding up well.
    Josh
     
  12. Brian D

    Brian D

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    I've got two Might Mite necks, love 'em both. One a J fretted and one a fretless P. :cool:
     
  13. robert43

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    I have used them nothing wrong with them
     
  14. E.J. T.N.T.

    E.J. T.N.T.

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    I have P and a J neck and I friggin' love them. They both have a satin finish which is awesome and they are one piece maple(no fretboard). The dimensions/profile are on the modern side(the P is a little more than 1.6 inches wide)
    The fretwork is fine but the edges are a little rough indeed. However since you will need somebody to drill holes for the neck and tuning screws, this should be no biggy.
    Moreover, I really don't like the precut nut that they come with so I had it replaced with graphtech tusq nuts.(The bottom is flat by the way.)
    The other thing that I suggest you check out is the tuner holes. I am not sure what the dimensions are but I know they were a little too big for the Hipshot ultralites I am using.
    All in all, I honestly doubt if you can get a better neck for that price. I honestly want to try their guitar necks. If their Tele neck is chubby enough I will definetely put one together.
     
  15. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

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    Another mighty mite jazz bass neck owner and lover here. Have one on my Jaebird and couldn't be happier.
     
  16. mongo2

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    I've used several and, while they work well enough, I prefer other brands.
     
  17. E.J. T.N.T.

    E.J. T.N.T.

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    Such as???
     
  18. mongo2

    mongo2

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    For aftermarket necks: Warmoth, USA Custom Guitars, and Allparts.
     
  19. bjabass

    bjabass

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    I have one on my FrankenP-and I love it....NOW.
    When I got it it was alright but the wood began to shrink and cause what I now know as 'fret sprout'. I was told that it is 'normal' for a neck made in SE Asia to be swollen due to the high humidity there, and to shrink when brought here. Anyway the edge of the neck became a saw with those frets sticking out...
    I had a fret job done and had the edges rolled and now it is great.

    I put a Warmoth neck on my other P bass and it never had a problem. In fact I have had it for 12 or 13 years and never adjusted the truss rod. It is built like a tank, plays great but weight is the trade-off.
     
  20. E.J. T.N.T.

    E.J. T.N.T.

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    You have to admit though, that these are almost at the double price. I honestly think there is nothing as good at the price range of the Mighty mite stuff.
     
  21. E.J. T.N.T.

    E.J. T.N.T.

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    I had a similar problem when I moved from Greece to Germany with the P neck so when I got the J neck 2 years later I knew what to expect; I had the neck rolled off in Germany and not in Greece(My life-trusting luthier is in Greece). I have traveled a couple of times back and forth since then with completely different weather conditions and humidity and the neck barely moved. If I would have stayed longer in Greece I would be tempted to turn the truss rod a quarter turn tighter but I was patient till I got back. By the way love the trussrod adjustment at the nut and not at the heel:D
     

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