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Experience with KnE bodies ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BillyRay, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. BillyRay

    BillyRay Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2008
    I'm not in any rush to assemble a parts bass, but I found their site and the prices seem right. Here's a link:

    They were also recommended on the ReRanch forums as being better than Mighty Mite and on par with bodies costing 40-50$ more.

    Since ReRanch focuses on guitar, I couldn't find a lot of info on the KnE bass bodies. The site is also not very helpful.

    Will a Fender neck fit right in (standard 21 frets, nothing fancy) or will it necessecitate some work due to loose tolerances ? I know it should, but sometimes things aren't rosy when it comes to replacement parts. Or even an SX one* ?

    Is the wood good quality (weight, overall appearance, initial prep/sanding) ? This will be for a nitro solid color finish (Olympic White or Fiesta Red), so imperfections, filler and grain uglyness will be fine. I might even go the poplar route since I don't believe in tonewoods as far as the body is concerned** and it is a good bit cheaper. Nicks and gouges are fine for me, so even if it is soft, I don't have a problem with this. I played a basswood bass for years and it was a solid 8 when I sold it.

    *The reason I'm not going the "buy SX/a used bass route" is because I don't want to deal with stripping poly.
    **No discussion about this, please.

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