Did someone ever sand a rickenbacker neck ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Clemouze, Jan 31, 2019.

  1. Clemouze


    Sep 1, 2016
    Paris - France
    salut all

    I like my 4003
    I like the neck size

    On all my fender I have a sanded neck, never felt any better necks.
    Find the 4003 neck a little sticky .
    Did someone ever do the same thing ?

    I REALLY don't care about the resale value. I like dings and custom things so I don't care to keep basses pristine looking new
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  2. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    All you need to do is lightly scuff it up with a Scotchgard type of pad. If you want the glass back then just buff the neck out.
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  3. Clemouze


    Sep 1, 2016
    Paris - France
    Wow never heard about this tip !
    Do we find the same feeling than a sanded neck ?
  4. cavemanbass


    Nov 5, 2010
    My 4003 has the fattest neck of any bass I own, I’ve been meaning to give it a thorough sanding to remove not just the finish but a good bit of wood as well. Will probably apply a shellac finish with black coloring - won’t be shiny like the current jetglo but I think it will look good and shellac has a nice feel (violin finish). No concern about resale value, I’ve never sold a bass and don’t intend to.
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