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Fixing neck sticky-ness

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by dave120, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. dave120


    Jun 27, 2005
    Central Florida
    Hi guys,

    I have an SX bass which all of us who have them knows about the lacquer on the back of the neck, and a lot of people sand it off or scuff it up with steel wool to give it a more satin finish in order to make it less sticky. I really don't have a problem with it when practicing in my room, but at band practice and shows when my hands start to sweat they really do start to stick to this thing.

    Now I'd like to keep the looks and essentially the feel of this neck the same, but I'd like to eliminate this stickyness problem when my hands start to sweat.

    Would wet-sanding the neck with some 2000 sandpaper work for this like it would for smoothing out the finish on a car? Or is the type of lacquer they use on these something weird that just can't be fixed unless it's removed to some extent? There are tons of guitars and basses out there with lacquered necks, what do they use to make them not stick like these have a tendency to do?