Breaking in a MIM fender neck

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by LCW., Jul 23, 2009.

  1. LCW.

    LCW. Inactive

    Jul 22, 2009
    Well i like the feel of a worn in neck, my MIM is 6 years old and the back as no wear it feels new and i just dont dig that. I am not looking to relic it i just want a more natural feel . Suggestions that dont require 100 years of playing welcome:p
  2. humpy thumb

    humpy thumb

    Jul 23, 2005
    Sydney Australia
    Warwick bass forum moderator.
    Scotchbrite pads work excellent mate.
    No need to mask up your pickups like ya have to do with steel wool ;)
    *edit.I just realised that your bass might have some sort of clear coat finish that Scotchbrite could take a year of scrubbing to penetrate.If so,maybe some fine sand paper would do the trick.
    Good luck with it.
  3. Anonymous Guy

    Anonymous Guy

    Jul 28, 2008
    Most MIM necks have a flat satin finish, so the scotchbrite pads should be just fine.
  4. TheMutt

    TheMutt Guest

    Apr 28, 2007
    +1 on the sandpaper. MIM's AFAIK have a poly coat on the back of their necks. I haven't done this personally as I usually clean the neck every 6 months to a year or so with gunstock oil. Makes it nice and smooth. :)
  5. Jo6Pak


    May 2, 2007
    Any MIM neck I've ever owned was satin.