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Custom Bass Necks

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by witness, Jan 2, 2003.

  1. witness

    witness Supporting Member

    Jan 31, 2002
    Does anyone know where I can get a custom bass neck made, I have a Washburn XB925 and would like to replace the neck with something different than the one that's on there now. Thanks,

  2. neptoon


    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    greg curbow will build you one, i'm sure. he built a neck for a ripley bass a few months ago. it will probably cost more than your bass, though.
  3. Basso Gruvitas

    Basso Gruvitas Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2000
    Dallas/Ft. Worth TX
    I would go through the most common channels -- Moses Graphite, and Status Graphite. Carvin, Warmoth, and Custom Guitars also make necks.
  4. Curbow


    Aug 1, 2002
    I'm Game!
    Let me give you a Quote!
    Greg Curbow
  5. DarkMazda


    Jun 3, 2000
    Sweet! Thanks Greg for your input.

    Gotta love Luthiers like these :)

    Greg, I never had a chacne to play your Curbow basses.. I would like to whenever I have a chance!

    Keep bassin guys!

  6. berklee46

    berklee46 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2000
    That Ripley that neptoon mentioned was mine. While the neck certainly wasn't cheap, it was more than worth it. Everytime I pick up the bass, I'm glad I had Greg do the Rockwood neck - can't really describe it, but it's just amazing.

    Here's a link on the Curbow site:

    I also liked it so much, I went and ordered a whole bass from him...I think Jason, Mike and I may have to take a trip to Georgia and take Greg's computer away from him though! :D
  7. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Not me--I'd love to see Greg online more, 'cause he's great to deal with and has lots of experience to contribute. I also think it's cool that he's willing to consider all kinds of off-the-wall projects.

    I do want him to finish my bass, though. :)

  8. berklee46

    berklee46 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2000
    Yeah Mike, I'm not knocking Greg for being online. I also like him here. He does amazing work and is open to almost anything you ask him to build.

    It was more of an inside joke that the three of us would get ;) (Guess 3 people may be a bit *too* inside for a forum with thousands, huh?)
  9. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Okie dokie, I know what you mean. :) Actually, I'm hoping that the fact he's popping in here means that he's making lots of progress on our basses and is starting to look for something else to do. ;)

    (Greg, if you're reading this, we're just giving you a hard time because we like you!)

  10. neptoon


    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    man...greg rules...i'm still wanting to have a pair of basses built with custom body shapes which he was all over building. still waiting to re-enlist! :D
  11. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Chris Stambaugh might be able to help out, as he makes replacement parts in addition to custom basses. Contact Dan Lenard at the Luthiers Access Group for more information.
  12. JOME77

    JOME77 Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    If the Curbow doesn't work out you should check out the Moses graphite necks. They really play and sound great! Good workmanship and great to deal with also.:)
  13. Curbow


    Aug 1, 2002
    Hey!, I Love You Guys...
    Gotta Go Though, I've Got LOTS of Work To Do!
  14. neptoon


    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    how's mike's singlecut going? ready by NAMM right? hee hee just screwin' with ya, man