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Ok to dismantle, then store???

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

  1. BornboreD

    BornboreD

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    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

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    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. BornboreD

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    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. BornboreD

    BornboreD

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    Am I to assume that it's ok??? I'd really like to spend this aft dismantling and cleaning the bass in question....
  5. noiseguy

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    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.
  6. DwaynieAD

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    i'd keep the neck on it with strings at tension
  7. 96tbird

    96tbird Supporter Supporting Member

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    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.

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