Mighty Mite Neck Finish

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RobInLincoln, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. Hello,

    I'm putting together a custom bass and I plan on ordering a p bass rosewood neck from Mighty Mite and I'm wondering if I need to add any additional finish to the maple such as lacquer or polyurethane. The neck will come sanded and oiled. I've been told that adding lacquer will make the neck "stronger" and will help resist warping but I'm not sure how much truth is to this. Will the neck be ready to use without any additional finish? Has anyone had any good or bad experiences with Mighty Mite necks?
  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Not sure about "stronger" but yes, adding a finish will help prevent future warping (primarily by sealing the grain from outside moisture).
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  3. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Bootlegger guitars : S.I.T. Strings Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Florida USA
    They come finished with a thin coat of poly
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  4. I'm hoping so, however, I spoke with a lady from Mighty Mite in sales yesterday and she just mentioned that it just comes rubbed with oil. Maybe she didn't know the specifics.
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  5. lug

    lug Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    If it's oiled, it will work fine.
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  6. If anyone is interested, I got this response from Mighty Mite regarding the neck finish:

    Our necks come with a satin thin polyurethane oil based finish, but if you like to add a lacquer to the neck, you can sand it with a finest sandpaper to reduce the finish of the neck and add the lacquer.
  7. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    well: there you have it! good luck with your neck! :thumbsup:
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  8. eadbass


    Apr 29, 2020
    do you know if Mighty Mite business is still running? I tried to reach them twice for replacement necks availibility but got no answer.
  9. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    I assume you mean "maple neck with a rosewood fretboard".
  10. eadbass


    Apr 29, 2020
    sorry I revived this thread but I'm not the OP.
    I didn't want to start a new thread for just a question

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