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Wal Bass Neck Construction

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JeffLieby, Oct 26, 2013.


  1. JeffLieby

    JeffLieby

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    Beaumont/Port Arthur, TX
    Just a quick question.

    I can't seem to find an answer online.

    Are Wal basses bolt-on, set neck, or neck-thru?

    Any help appreciated.
     
  2. j.kernodle

    j.kernodle

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    Charleston, SC
    hey there. they're all bolt on. can't say I've ever seen a set neck or neck thru Wal.
     
  3. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

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    Location:
    Seattle / Tacoma
    They were always bolt on necks. The Pro, MkI and MkII models were 4-bolt with a conventional neck plate. Once the MkIII came out, that model has the contoured heel with countersunk neck bolts, which could have been ordered on a MkII during the Pete era. Not known if Paul will do it now.

    You can also see the necks are laminate construction. In the old days it was 2pc hornbeam in the center section. When Wal ran out of hornbeam around Y2K, maple went in the center section.

    MkII
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    MkIII
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  4. JeffLieby

    JeffLieby

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    Thanks for the info!!! That really helps.
     
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