Geddy Lee neck question

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by kev451, Jul 16, 2018.


  1. kev451

    kev451 Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2014
    New Jersey
    Hi, I have a MIM Geddy Lee bass, and I wanted to replace the black inlays for something else. I know I’d have to sand the neck down to get the epoxy/or lacquer finish off, here’s the thing does anyone know if these are painted on or are they true inlays embedded in the neck. I have the neck for sale now but if it doesn’t sell I’ll do it myself . Any ideas would help thanks!
     
  2. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
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  3. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    Seems like a lot of work that can easily go wrong for a small change, never mind it would hurt resale value. Consider another neck (or bass) if that means that much to you.
     
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  4. sigterm

    sigterm ;) ;) ;), love y'all

    Feb 5, 2003
    Atlanta G of A
    I'd tend to avoid this with such a heavily finished neck. If it's like my US I would be concerned with needing to redo the binding and finish afterwards. Would seem if that weren't redone it wouldn't be a geddy neck anymore. I haven't picked up a mim in a while so I don't recall how they're finished, maybe I'm off base.
     
  5. kev451

    kev451 Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2014
    New Jersey
    Well the finish I can sand down, that’s easy work. The inlays now that I know that they are actual ones can be heated and pulled off. The binding is done in the same way. It’s just glued onto the neck. Some heat and it comes off.
     
  6. kev451

    kev451 Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2014
    New Jersey
    I had one of those necks, and it’s advertised as a GL neck but it’s actually closer to a Precision neck. It’s not a slim profile neck.
     
  7. kev451

    kev451 Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2014
    New Jersey
    Well, only the fret board would be sanded down and it makes no difference to me in terms of playability if I have it finished again. I know People say there is a difference but maybe my hearing is shot lol.
     
  8. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    Block inlay stickers?
     
  9. kev451

    kev451 Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2014
    New Jersey
    Not a fan of stickers lol, plus on a finished neck they would stand out and possibly come off while playing live.
     
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  10. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    They stick like white on rice. They are very thin, you wouldn't even notice them. But if you don't like them, you don't like them (FTR I don't like the IDEA of them.)
     
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  11. MattZilla

    MattZilla

    Jun 26, 2013
    CNY
    Cant wate to sea tihs.
     
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  12. kev451

    kev451 Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2014
    New Jersey
    poopie me too!!!!!
     
  13. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone.

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    Are black blocks and binding that unbearable? If you like the feel of the neck that much, just play that thang! :bassist:
     
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  14. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    I'm sure there's a hidden meaning to this, and I will laugh until I solve it...
     
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  15. sigterm

    sigterm ;) ;) ;), love y'all

    Feb 5, 2003
    Atlanta G of A
    Tihs wate cant to keepin laughing! Sea solve meant tho, hided?
     
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  16. kev451

    kev451 Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2014
    New Jersey
    Just want a different look is all ‍♂️
     
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  17. kev451

    kev451 Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2014
    New Jersey
    *** is that ?
     
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  18. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    It's a conspiracy, I tell ya'... now, there's two speaking in tongues...
     
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  19. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Sell the neck and buy another (regular) neck from Fender.
     
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  20. kev451

    kev451 Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2014
    New Jersey
    I have the neck for sale now. But if it doesn’t sell I wouldve done the work.
     
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