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Should I take the chance?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ChopperDave, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. ChopperDave

    ChopperDave Hai-ohhhhhhh! Supporting Member

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    I've been looking for a vintage-spec J or P neck for a while, now, and I've seen a few good ones slip away because of price or timing, etc ... Then this guy shows up, at $99 so far:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fender-Jazz...088&rk=2&rkt=5&sd=291058306655&#ht_215wt_1312

    The best I can gather is that the radius is what I want (7.25"), but I can't be sure about the chunkiness of the neck, front-to-back. (So, any info anyone has there is helpful.)

    Anyway, the real concern is the crack near the truss. Is this enough to stay away?
  2. FloridaSam

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    I'd be worried about the truss rod seeing as someone yanked it hard enough to crack the fingerboard. I'd pass at $99.00. Better deals out there for necks without untold issues.
  3. UK Philip

    UK Philip

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    it might say fender but it also says squier. be weary of whether it'll fit.
  4. pfox14

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    I don't see any crack. Neck appears to be in decent shape. $99 is kinda high IMO.
  5. ChopperDave

    ChopperDave Hai-ohhhhhhh! Supporting Member

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    It's a Squier Series, so yeah, a Squier, but those "series" versions are generally well-regarded. I've had a number of Fender and Squier necks, and fit wasn't an issue on my Fender and Squier bodies.
  6. ChopperDave

    ChopperDave Hai-ohhhhhhh! Supporting Member

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    It's there at the truss rod hole, into the fingerboard. I'm not sure $99 is steep for a non-cracked one, seeing what these things can go for, but I'm starting to think that if I have to ask ...

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