Bass Neck trouble.

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by jackall237, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. jackall237


    Aug 5, 2007
    I'm not 100% sure where to post this, I figured the wood-workers would be the best choice. I've really enjoyed following everyone's builds!

    I bought a Peavey Cirrus about 2 1/2 years ago brand new from my local dealer. Recently the neck has began to feel considerably different. The only way I know how to describe it is grainy I guess? It's almost to where the wood is starting to separate a little, like I can feel each part of the wood.. I was wondering if there was any way that I could smooth the surface of the neck out??? Thanks for any suggestions!
  2. mikeyswood

    mikeyswood Inactive

    Jul 22, 2007
    Cincinnati OH
    Luthier of Michael Wayne Instruments
    That is the aging of the wood. The only way to prevent that is to keep the instrument hermetically sealed; but that may be a problem when you want to play it.

    Most production painted basses keep that mirror flat look by having 1/8" poly/acrylic paint job.

    My opinion is that is the mojo of a good instrument and something to show off.
  3. mpm32


    Jan 23, 2009
    Back of the neck or fret board? If the back of the neck, sand with some fine sandpaper or steel wool (keep the wool away from your pickups) or use bronze wool.
  4. jackall237


    Aug 5, 2007
    Definitely back of the neck.. Really frustrating when trying to move up and down the neck it feels like you're about to get splintered to death..