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new bass day (neck is kind of sticky)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mpdd, Nov 26, 2012.


  1. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2010
    LA
    so after over two years of experimenting i'm back where i was in the late 90s, ballsy vintage bass, mid wattage tube head, and 15 cabs

    got this L2000 which i believe is an 83 that has a 1 and 5/8 nut width and the small metal battery cover about two hours ago at guitar center in pasadena, love the sound, love the look, but the back of the neck is a little sticky like the neck on my old gibson grabber

    is this just the way these old mia basses are?
     

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  2. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2010
    Manitoba, Canada
    Either rub it with scotchbrite pad or hard wax it. Sticky gone.
     
  3. waynobass

    waynobass

    Feb 27, 2008
    Texas
    Yes. You'll get used to it.

    You could lightly rub it with the finest steel wool to remove some built-up grime, but I wouldn't sand the finish off or anything drastic.
     
  4. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2010
    LA
    thanks guys, i was somewhat concerned, but it seems like an easy fix now
     
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  6. metron

    metron Fluffy does not agree

    Sep 12, 2003
    Lakewood Colorado
    I had an identical black 83 l2000 with a sticky neck. I just got used to it but the advice given here should alleviate that.

    Funny thing is when i read the thread title i instantly thought about my black 83 l2000! Its about the only bass i regret selling.
     
  7. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2010
    LA
    i've had some pretty cool basses in the past but this thing is amazing, it's so easy to fret and the neck fits my hands perfectly
     
  8. Rocky

    Rocky Banned

    Jul 21, 2000
    Los Angeles
    Congrats on the new bass! I use Gibson guitar polish on laquer necks that are sticky, and although it may take a few applications eventually the problem is solved. The lable states that it contains trace elements of laquer, and I feel the finish is best left on the neck. Bare wood is more suseptable to weather changes.
     
  9. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2010
    LA
    i'll keep my eyes open for that polish, thanks for the suggestion
     
  10. Rocky

    Rocky Banned

    Jul 21, 2000
    Los Angeles
    Make sure its Gibson polish, the others dont contain laquer...
     
  11. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2010
    LA
    thanks rocky