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green patch on back of neck

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by gyellow, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. gyellow


    Dec 16, 2003
    I have a bass that's been sitting in my closet for quite a while, and I put new strings on it and set it up, and noticed that it has some green stuff on one spot on the neck. I'm not sure what it is or what could've caused it. Has anyone had this happen before? Does anyone have any idea what it might be? Thanks.
  2. Perhaps the bass is going moldy! lol.
  3. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    It is the "Funk"
  4. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    That happens to maple when dirt and sweat get through the finish (usually in a spot where it's thin or worn through). I've got a couple greenish streaks near base of the neck on my starter bass.
  5. gyellow


    Dec 16, 2003
    Nickthebassist - That's what I thought when I first saw it, but then I realized it wasn't mold.

    Brendan - This was my starter bass and it's a line on the treble side right by the fretboard, so I bet it's the same thing. Is it a big problem or should I just leave it?

    Thanks again