Mighty Mite Neck vs. Fender MIM Necks

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jfabrizio, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. jfabrizio


    Sep 10, 2006
    How do the Mighty Mite replacement jazz necks compare to the Mexican jazz necks? It seems to me that they are pretty comparable but would like to hear from someone who has experience with them. How do they compare as far as stability and overall value? Will they bold up to a Mexican precision bass?
  2. svtb15


    Mar 22, 2004
    Austin,TX- New York,NY
    Endorsing Artist: Alleva-Coppolo|REDDI|Mesa WA | Westone |EMG
    Well to Quote the fender artist rep Ritchie Fleigler from years ago when i had a serious problem with a USA 62 RI P bass.. instead of helping with a replacement neck he told me to "get a warmoth neck, it is far better than the fender". .and that is from the fender rep... And deep inside i knew he was right, but i wanted the "F" on the headstock.... so went round and round and finally i got satisfaction but not from Fender.
    So i would say, Mighty Mite.. i dont know if they are making their own parts but i bet it will be better than a newer fender neck..
    I have seen Fender custon shop necks that have truss rods that are frozen or dont operate in more than one instance.. and i dont trust their quality control at all...
    Mighty Mite, Warmoth (if you dont mind the stiffening bars they put in the bass necks) USA custom are a few other necks that you may want to look into
  3. manbass


    May 20, 2004
    Tampa Bay
    I've had 2 Mighty Mite Jazz necks, the Board radius is flatter than the Fender MIM necks by about 3 to 4 degrees. Other than that they are identical in fret finish, rounded edges..etc.
  4. jwsamuel


    Apr 26, 2004
    I have two Mighty Mite necks. Neither one would fit on an MIM Precision body or MIM Jazz body. The necks are too wide for both. Curiously, they both were great fits on Squier bodies.

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  6. fish slapper

    fish slapper

    Nov 17, 2005
    Tigard, OR
    You'd have the same issue with Warmoth. They are made to be MIA replacements and the neck heel is different than MIM. Although, I can also recommend Warmoth bassed on quality.
  7. jwsamuel


    Apr 26, 2004
    Does that mean that Squier bodies have the same size neck pocket as Fender MIA?

  8. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    My mighty mite P neck is fantastic. Better than the best MIM I have ever played.
  9. therex


    Jun 24, 2007
    wait so they fit MIAs and squiers but not MIM?
    how much mods does a warmoth neck needs to fit a MIM?
  10. topcat2069

    topcat2069 Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2007
    Cathedral City, CA
    Endorsing Artist: GK Amps
    I've built 4 Basses with Mighty Mite necks , they all took a "little" sanding to make the bodies neck pocket wide enough or the neck narrow enough. I built 3 after the first one so I didn't think it was hard to do.

    All 4 Basses sounded GREAT ! though all 4 used Mighty Mite bodies and all Fender hardware.... Mighty Mite makes good stuff and I did put a MM Jazz neck on a MIM P-Bass Deluxe with very little extra work and it sounded better than with the stock neck !
  11. skotsour


    Mar 4, 2009
    I've been wanting to put a Mighty Mite neck on my MIM Jazz, but the only thing stopping me is the little 60th anniversary medallion on the back of the MIM neck.
  12. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    You can always re-install the MIM neck if you need to.
  13. skotsour


    Mar 4, 2009
    True....I'm off to find a lefty Mighty Mite neck!
  14. phatduckk


    May 24, 2006
    SF Bay Area
    I have a few guitars and basses w/ warmoth necks. none of them are on MIA Fenders... they're all on MIM or MIJ fenders and I havent had a fit issue

    but that's just my experience. YMMV
  15. LCW

    LCW Banned

    Mar 2, 2009
    i was asking the same queston i want to get a aerodyne body strip it to natural and get a MM fretless with no lines neck
  16. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    I love the mighty mite necks. I like the no-logo headstock look. I use the mighty mite 4 string p-bass necks for my 5 string basses. They are a little fatter than the jazz 4 string nack but they are slimmer than the 5 string jazz necks. Yes sometimes you have to sand the neck pocket on some basses a little to get the neck to fit in. Better that than having the neck be too small. My only real complaint is that some are a fatter C profile and some are a slimmer D profile. And when I get them off of ebay I can't tell which I am getting.

  17. my MIM jazz has a warmoth neck that fit perfectly.
  18. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

    May 5, 2008
    Orange County, California
    The neck on my CS P-bass was like that. I replaced the stock nickel rounds with La Bella flats about a month after I bought it and could hardly get any adjustment out of the truss rod to compensate. My luthier got a little more out of it but I definitely maxed it out. I was really surprised.
  19. kai_ski


    Apr 14, 2007
    SLC, UT
    Does Mighty Mite make a 5-string Jazz neck?