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Possible neck dive on Warmoth Jazz 5 string ??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lorenzop, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. Lorenzop

    Lorenzop

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    I'm worried that putting a 5 string Jazz maple / ebony neck on a Ash body might not be a good idea especially with the reinforced carbon fiber rods, what do you think? Any experience?

    On the other hand there are plenty of Fender J and Ps that are Ash - maple and I think are ok. I have a 4 string P and it's well balanced. Don't know about Jazzes 5 though - maybe they are Hard Ash?

    What do you guys think?
  2. Margus Alviste

    Margus Alviste

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    Use Ultralite tuners! :)
  3. Lorenzop

    Lorenzop

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  4. Jensby design

    Jensby design

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    Dunlop straplock on the upper horn will add about a 1/2 inch.
  5. joseplluissans

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    Carbon fiber is pretty light. Surely that doesn't add too much on the overall weight? I second Margus...
  6. bonga_rascal

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    With graphite bars, I think you're okay. It's the steel bars that add a lot of weight to the neck.

    +1 for the straplocks, and, use a nice wide padded strap.
  7. Lorenzop

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    Ok so graphite or not - in just worried by the larger nm5 neck overall. Us the J bass 5 body wider than a 4 or us it the same body? I'm talking about the moder USA J deluxe body's

    Thanjs
  8. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Supporting Member

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    Impossible to answer if your theoretical bass will neck dive. All wood is different. Have you tried asking Warmoth?
  9. Lorenzop

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    No I'll do that soon but I'm afraid they'll say the same thing! :D

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