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Aluminum Neck Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by oZZma, Sep 22, 2018.


  1. cataract

    cataract Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Columbia SC
    That’s pretty wild- my Obstructures has a slight buzz on the open G but it doesn’t really affect playability or carry over thru amplification.
    Wish I could offer some sound advice- I’ll ask over on the group for you. Seems to me like the nut might just be cut too low. Also wondering if a shim of some sort under the top part of the neck would give enough extra relief to make that go away. I hate to see this being problematic for you out of the gate like this but I’d certainly try some things to remedy the situation before deciding to part with it!
     
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  2. cataract

    cataract Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Columbia SC
    Could you snap a couple of pics from this angle from both sides of the neck?
    The consensus is that if there’s any sign of backbow, you should send return it and have them send a new one.
    5091ECE7-DB8A-43B6-8A3F-C471D2103D01.jpeg
    Also might be an odd neck pocket. If that’s the case, if you have another Precision or Jazz laying around you could see if it sets up OK on another body. I know that sounds like a pain but the only way to be sure.
     
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  3. Evil_Druid

    Evil_Druid

    May 9, 2016
    San Diego
    I'll go ahead and take a couple pics, but the neck is currently off. I don't have a spare body to test against
     
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  4. cataract

    cataract Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Columbia SC
    It’s all good. Hilary from EGC should be contacting you soon- I passed your name along. They’ll get you sorted!
     
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  5. Master Chief

    Master Chief

    Jun 4, 2010
    Athens
    Dude you need to be an EGC rep or something :p
     
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  6. Evil_Druid

    Evil_Druid

    May 9, 2016
    San Diego
    Thanks for your assistance E, I really appreciate that
     
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  7. cataract

    cataract Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Columbia SC
    Any time my dude. Hope it all works out, looking forward to seeing / hearing your build :thumbsup:
     
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  8. cataract

    cataract Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Columbia SC
    That would actually be a pretty sweet gig! Dangerous, maybe (wondering what the employee discount would be.) lol
     
  9. SVTII

    SVTII

    Apr 19, 2017
    Switzerland
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    Hello my Aluminati Friends, may I introduce you to my new old Kramer DMZ5000.

    Happy Sunday everybody!

    Cheers!
     
  10. saltymonkey

    saltymonkey Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2007
    Syosset, NY
    RE 201! Sweet!!!
     
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  11. Blazer

    Blazer

    Nov 27, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Rogue luthier employed at Knooren Handcrafted bass guitars
    My modded Kramer Duke Bass, which apparently belonged to a guy named Michael.

    duke 1.jpg duke 4.jpg duke 2.jpg duke 3.JPG
     
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  12. Pet Politics

    Pet Politics My real name is Michael, but how exciting is that?

    Nov 14, 2007
    Burbank, CA
    Better late than never!

    RGI Neck matte with black tuners/hardware

    IMG_20200708_185139.jpg
     
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  13. That's awesome, what tuners are those?
     
  14. Pet Politics

    Pet Politics My real name is Michael, but how exciting is that?

    Nov 14, 2007
    Burbank, CA
    Thanks!

    Sperzel locking.
    Pickups are TV Jones Thunderbuckers
     
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  15. oZZma

    oZZma

    Sep 13, 2018
    Italy
    Sorry for the off topic guys... I believe some of you are on the Electrical Audio forum as well?
    Do you know what happened? Has it been moved?
    It's been a few days now since I couldn't even open it. I have no other places to have a chat with someone, aside from this and that other one
    I hope it didn't just vanish like that... :atoz:
     
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  16. cataract

    cataract Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Columbia SC
    Big yikes! I’m asking around, will keep you posted.
     
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  17. oZZma

    oZZma

    Sep 13, 2018
    Italy
    Thanks a lot, mate... Let's hope it's not dead for good :atoz:
     
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  18. cataract

    cataract Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Columbia SC
    Yeah that would be a bummer
     
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  19. Evil_Druid

    Evil_Druid

    May 9, 2016
    San Diego
    011D8FDD-849A-4709-AFDB-872FD64BA5B7.jpeg 62174D20-A99A-4614-8964-A985DCB6A888.jpeg Very stoked.
     
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  20. Iommian

    Iommian Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2019
    Looks awesome! Brown/Walnut with the black guard looks so nice with an aluminum neck!

    Currently having a P body refinished for my aluminum neck build. Just now being patient for the wait in receiving the neck.
     
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