Is this neck worth 600 bucks?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Black Out Jazz, Nov 24, 2021 at 5:33 AM.

  1. Yes, best Fender neck ever

    9 vote(s)
  2. Heck no, you can buy a whole bass for that

    27 vote(s)
  1. Black Out Jazz

    Black Out Jazz Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2021
    location is overrated
  2. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Imo no. But I’m less concerned about its price and more wondering if this will fit a Standard body. It doesn’t look like it to me. Btw I’m oldschool. I have no problems with the old butt end trussrods. ymmv
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  3. LetItGrowTone


    Apr 2, 2019
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  4. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Not to me.
  5. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    It’s stratosphere. Not the place to shop if you like money.
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  6. luciens


    Feb 9, 2020
    No neck is worth $600.

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  7. mexicant


    Aug 28, 2012
    Mid Michigan,USA
    If you have the money buy some people $600 isn't a lot of money. You may have to redrill to mount though.
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  8. lowendblues

    lowendblues Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    I have a really nice Mighty Mite neck I bought a few years back. Flame maple and all for about $120.00 bucks. Great neck.
  9. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Well, if you find out who buys it, I have a $400 Squier body for him.
    Other than that, consider yourself lucky you're not a guitar player looking a Strat neck.
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2021 at 8:37 AM
  10. AboutSweetSue


    Sep 29, 2018
    It can be worth it, especially if you want to replace such a neck model.
  11. FRoss6788

    FRoss6788 Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2012
    Santa Cruz Mountains
    It's a nice brand new neck, very nice. Waaaay nicer than any mighty mite, IMHO.

    Spoke wheel adjustment is a solution looking for a problem, also IMHO.
  12. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    That’s about what you pay for a new Fender MIA neck in the UK right now.
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  13. FRoss6788

    FRoss6788 Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2012
    Santa Cruz Mountains
    You totally can buy a whole bass for that, but its neck wont be as nice :D
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  14. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Vancouver Island
    There's a Fender neck buyer born every minute.

    Or something like that, I can't quite remember the old saying. :smug:
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  15. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    For just a little more money, you could get the whole instrument.
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  16. It’s worth exactly what somebody is will to pay for it. It’s ok if you think it’s outrageously priced. The seller is free to ask what he wants, but until a buyer decides it’s worth it and ponies up the bucks, the seller is not going to have $600. He’s going to have a neck.

    But going forward, you are going to see more and more examples of this as inflation takes root. Just keep in mind, when I was in high school, the price for a gallon of gas was $.31. Inflation doesn’t go down.
  17. Gougedeye

    Gougedeye Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2008
    Central Washington
    I have always found STRATosphere stuff to be prohibitively expensive. That being said, $600 for an American made guitar neck doesn't seem that far out of line. I feel confident that it will be well made. Check your fitment!
  18. BobKos

    BobKos Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2007
    It is a used neck. As such I think $600 is a little rough. BUT - It is a Fender compound radius neck which is a thing all it's own in the world of FSO. If you like that feature, it may well make the neck worth it to you. I just bought an Ultra Jazz Bass with a similar neck and I like it. It is different from my other basses. Fret work etc is fine. A similar neck from Warmoth with finish, blocks, binding, slim taper, nut, and decent tuners would be priced similarly.
  19. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    It's not just pearl blocks and a spoke wheel. There's the compound radius, neck binding, top shelf tuners, and some little hardware bits, too. I don't do Warmoth, but I know they're proud of their stuff and adding upgrades can tally up fast. I'd be surprised if they were much (if any) less expensive for a similar piece. Not to mention the wait time.

    If that tricked-up Fender Elite neck seemed pricey at $600, better not ever need an optioned-up neck from G&L. They'll want at least that much, and they don't offer a compound radius or a spoked wheel adjuster.

    Anyway that Reverb listing is 5 years dead. With currency value shrinking since last year, pretty soon $600 will look like a pretty good deal!
  20. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Columbia, MD Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    If you need a new neck for a Fender Elite, go for it. If not, avoid. The truss rod wheel on the Elites kinda sucks.
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