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Broken Truss Rod on Am. Jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by gdflash, Jan 10, 2003.


  1. gdflash

    gdflash

    Dec 12, 2002
    Philadelphia, PA
    When I bought my American Jazz Bass, it had (and still has) a Yamaha fretless neck on it. The guy at the store told me he had to replace the neck because when he took the bass in, the truss rod was broken in the original fender neck. He gave me the old neck when I bought the bass. My question is, is there any way to replace the truss rod in the neck so I can reinstall the original neck?
     
  2. Yes, a good luthier can fix that. The fingerboard has to be removed and a new truss rod has to be fitted in.

    It will probably cost you as much as a new neck though, so you might just want to head over to eBay and try to find a replacement neck.
     
  3. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    ...if not more.

    www.warmoth.com
     
  4. Very true. Thinking of it, this is a major $ surgery.

    I just checked eBay and there are a couple of genuine Am. J-Bass necks there. That would be the quickest solution.
     
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Well, if you trust buying a neck off of ebay (which I really don't) why not of go to Warmoth & buy something like this for $239:

    <img src="http://www.warmoth.com/thrift/necks/images/bn25A.jpg"?>

    or this for $179

    <img src="http://www.warmoth.com/thrift/necks/images/bn478A.jpg">

    Take a look around:
    http://www.warmoth.com/thrift/thriftnecks.htm

    While I was lookin for necks for you I saw this & ordered it. LOL

    <img src="http://www.warmoth.com/thrift/necks/images/bn12A.jpg">