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green neck

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Fishbrain, Oct 9, 2001.


  1. Fishbrain

    Fishbrain

    Dec 8, 2000
    England, Liverpool
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Bass and Amp
    I think this is in the right place, probably not but feel free to move it. Okay up to about the first 5 frets the bottom of the neck is going a bit green. I dont dislike it but then I dont like it either. I can live with it is what I mean. But is it going to do my bass any harm? oh yeah i dont know what kinda wood it is but its pale and unvarnished (i think)

    FB
     
  2. Fishbrain

    Fishbrain

    Dec 8, 2000
    England, Liverpool
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Bass and Amp
    u never really answered my question although that was helpful in another way. I wanna know is the green thats appeared harmful to my bass? if so how to remove it.
     
  3. only if you want to learn what color skin oils *really* are...
    Comakazi said...

    I did sand the back of my Fender Jazz naeck...and I have to say it worked perfectly. I didn't take it all the way off, though, I just used some very fine grit paper and gently rubbed and rubbed and rubbed until it was the feel I wanted. Now it smooth as silk -- no drag at all.




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    I used to use a product called Tone Finger Ease. I just did a web search for it and found out they still make the stuff - amazing. Last time I used it was about 300 years ago. Got tired of spraying the neck with goop and sanded a year-old maple p-bass neck down to the wood back about 1976. Fast as hell but skin oils eventually turned the back of the neck a lovely shade of green. It still played okay but looked a little funky.

    My unsolicited advice? Satin finishes are pretty cool. Unfinished necks get an unsightly green tinge to them eventually.

    Funny - I can't see the green stuff oozing out of my hands but I know it's there.

    hth,

    allan


    That's the post I was directing you to. I thought it would answer your question.

    My answer? It's no big deal.

    How to get rid of it? Sand your neck, although you probably don't want to do that just to get rid of the green.

    Chris
     
  4. Fishbrain

    Fishbrain

    Dec 8, 2000
    England, Liverpool
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Bass and Amp
    well i quite like the green :p and my neck even though unfinished is very fast, but also very new. so maybe when its older i might want to put something on it but now im happy with it. I find painted necks my hands kinda stick to, gross i know
     
  5. I've considered sanding my Jazz neck. Still may do it.

    Chris
     
  6. wannabeabassist

    wannabeabassist

    Sep 27, 2001
    what is a green neck? i now what a red neck is...lol
     
  7. Fishbrain

    Fishbrain

    Dec 8, 2000
    England, Liverpool
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Bass and Amp
    it was light brown and it has started to get a bit of a green tinge to it. kinda like mould but you can't feel it.
     
  8. wannabeabassist

    wannabeabassist

    Sep 27, 2001
    what are the causes? how to prevent it?
     
  9. nanook

    nanook

    Feb 9, 2000
    Alaska
    Not to be confused with slimy green neck which is caused by using too much gorilla snot and not wiping it off the strings between gigs.