new bass day (neck is kind of sticky)

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


  1. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist Gold Supporting Member

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    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 Supporter Supporting Member

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    Either rub it with scotchbrite pad or hard wax it. Sticky gone.
  3. waynobass

    waynobass Supporting Member

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    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 Gold Supporting Member

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    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

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    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 Gold Supporting Member

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    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

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    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 Gold Supporting Member

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

    Rocky

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    Make sure its Gibson polish, the others dont contain laquer...
  11. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist Gold Supporting Member

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    thanks rocky

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