Ok to dismantle, then store???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BornboreD, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. I've got this beat old MIM Jazz I bought years ago for $100 that I planned on using as a mod platform. Ended up sitting in a closet since. I've decided to just part it out, or at least only keep the body and neck, and completely replace/upgrade the rest.

    Is it ok to just gut it, and tear it completely down then just store the neck and body to use in future projects as I see fit??
  2. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
    Best to see what techs and luthiers would say (I'm just a player who does his own setups), but I'm thinking you'll want to loosen the truss rod since there won't be any string tension. Otherwise, the neck's gonna be stored with a back bow.
  3. Yeah, I guess it's the neck is what I'm really concerned about. They won't be stored forever. I imagine I'll either use em or sell em within two months.
  4. Am I to assume that it's ok??? I'd really like to spend this aft dismantling and cleaning the bass in question....
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  6. noiseguy


    Apr 1, 2013
    Frankly, since you haven't decided what to do with it yet, why not just keep it assembled?

    You can remove the electronics, re-install the strings, and have an empty shell that can wait until you decide what you want to do with the other parts.
  7. DwaynieAD

    DwaynieAD Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    Mechanicsburg, PA
    i'd keep the neck on it with strings at tension
  8. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2010
    Manitoba, Canada
    Go ahead, loosen the rod off, lay it flat, keep it dry at room temperature. It will be fine. How do you guys think Warmoth stores necks? Strung at tension? Blah. A ten year old neck isn't doing anything unless you keep it in the shower.