Is this neck crack likely to cause structural issues?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by PlayItAway, Jul 13, 2021.

  1. PlayItAway


    Apr 24, 2014
    I have an Asian-made, factory-forsaken P bass that I have wanted to restore for a long time now. I'm getting more into it, and have realized there is a crack in the back of the neck. I have no way of knowing how deep it goes.

    If it makes any difference, it's centered around the 9th-10th frets.

    I don't mind it cosmetically, but would it compromise the structural integrity of the neck, were the bass strung up and tuned to pitch? If so, is there a way to fix it?

    (I do want to do everything possible to use this neck instead of replacing it. Mostly because it'd be hard to replace since it's Asian made = metric system = dimensions are slightly off standard.)

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  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
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    Not a crack. It's a scratch. Cracks don't disappear and start up again like that. It's strictly a cosmetic issue, fix it if it bugs you.
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  3. RSBBass


    Jun 11, 2011
    yep, scratch, not a crack. Not a structural problem.
  4. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Nice gouge. You can probably reduce it to a degree with fine grit sandpaper and do a CA drop-fill.

  5. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol

    Yeah clean it up, filled with cyano glue and sand the whole thing.