Heavy strings and neck warping

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TyKao, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. TyKao


    Jun 29, 2003
    I've got a couple of bass necks that I've been eyeing as my X-mas gift to myself. They're all Allparts necks so they're of vintage construction (maple or maple/rosewood) and no reinforcements. I figure I can't do much about deadspots and the necks are supposedly nicely constructed while still being in my budget range.

    I play with both standard and drop D tuning, so I've been thinking of getting my bass setup for 4 string sets with gauges starting at .110 for the E/D. Will a good all-wood neck like Allparts' stay stable with this kind of heavy string tension and shift between standard and drop tuning? Would it be safer to go with the all-maple neck or will a maple/rosewood neck generally be okay too?
  2. TyKao


    Jun 29, 2003
    Here's bump for the evening crowd...
  3. Minger


    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    I think they should be fine...I mean, as long as you adjust the truss rod to compensate, I dont see anything wrong...