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Warmoth necks heavy?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Axtman, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Axtman

    Axtman Supporting Member

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    Is it me or do Warmoth necks seem heavy? I am not talking about the exotic hardwood necks but just the regular maple with rosewood board variety.
  2. Scott in Dallas

    Scott in Dallas

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    Builder and Owner: DJ Ash Guitars
    Yes. They have reinforcement in them and are generally a bit heavier than other necks. I believe their FAQ used to state as much. Don't know if they still have it up.
  3. F-Clef-Jef

    F-Clef-Jef

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    I think I remember someone stating that the steel bars in a Warmoth neck add about 4 ounces over the entire length of the rod. Pretty minimal.
    They definitely sound and feel very solid.
    They also offer graphite stiffening rods for a bit more money ($60?)
  4. uOpt

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    In addition to mandatory bars they also have a double acting truss rod (what they call "pro" in the guitar world where you can have lighter rods).

    Many are also ordered with heavy tuners.
  5. pudge

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    I have a bunch of necks hanging in my basement "shop".Here's the rundown.All necks unloaded unless noted.
    MIM p bass m/r - 2lb 1oz
    MIM jazz m/m 2lb 2oz
    SX p bass m/r 2lb 3oz
    SQUIER p bass 2LB 4oz w/ lic.schallers
    Kramer alum. 2lb 5oz w/tuners
    epi t bird 2lb 8oz w/tuners
    unknown p m/r 2lb 4oz
    WARMOTH:
    bubinga jazz 2lb 8oz w/ultralights
    p bass, m/ebony 2lb 9oz
    tele bass,m/r 2lb 3oz
    32"scale m/r 2lb 4oz
    bubinga p bass 2lb 2oz
  6. darkstorm

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    Yes their necks weigh more then most. Can be a real issue if your bass is at all dive prone with the stock neck.

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