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allparts necks

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fenderphil, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. fenderphil


    Sep 1, 2006
    Houston, TX
    why do some have skunk stripes and some don't?

    i'd like to see a maple jazz with binding and blocks without the skunk stripe.
  2. Usually the stripe is where the truss rod was installed on a solid(one piece, no separate fretboard) neck. The rod channel is routed, the rod installed, and a strip of wood glued in to cover it. The rear is the only way in on a one-piece. Otherwise the channel is routed(on the front side) and the rod is installed before the fretboard is glued on. It's become a styling feature on some two-piece necks.
  3. fenderphil


    Sep 1, 2006
    Houston, TX
    yeah, but it looks like they are skunk striping the 2 piece necks as well.

    its weird. some allparts necks i see dont have the skunk stripe.

    but the necks that i do see that i want have the skunk stripe (which i DONT want)

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