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My new eden neck

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by WINGS012345, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. WINGS012345


    Dec 7, 2009
    Hey everyone, question for someone in the know. I'm a lefty bass player so alot of times I have to buy stuff off ebay. Building a backup bass. Got a fender Squier body loaded off of ebay. I will probably replace the pickups and wiring. I bought a Eden neck off of Ebay. Not very pricey. Figured I would give it a shot. The neck arrived. Looks great to my eyes. Very nice in fact. It fit in the bass pocket nice and snug. After drilling holes and screwing on the back plate. I strung it up and the strings are flat against the fret board. rasing the bridge does nothing. Even turned the truss rod a bit but it had no affect. Is this a bad neck? it looks like a neck I had on my 57 re-issue bass. same feel too.
  2. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Pics would help. Could be a truss rod issue, an adjustment issue, a neck that is "too tall for the pocket" issue, etc...can't tell without proper pictures.

  3. yeah, get as many detailed pics up as possible
  4. Syco_bass

    Syco_bass Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2008
    Tucson, Arizona
    Custom builder - Arizona Bass Company/Curcio Custom Basses
    I'm also interested in hearing how this goes. I've always wanted to try the Eden necks but was skeptical due to the 21 frets. Most "standard" Squire/Fender necks have 20 frets. I would measure the distance from the Nut to the string saddles before you spend too much time worrying about the neck pocket depth. If it is a neck pocket issue, you can pay a competant luthier to rout the pocket depth a little deeper or do it yourself if you have the tools and the ability.
  5. WINGS012345


    Dec 7, 2009
    I took it to a local luthier. Its exactly what you said syco. The neck is a little too long for the squier. He measured as you suggested. He is going to raise the bridge a little and also move it forward about a half inch. I'm going to replace the standard bridge with a badass II. This will hide the holes from the original bridge as it is a longer bridge. The neck is 22 frets. I have to tell you I love this neck. He looked at it and said everything was fine with it. It has the feel of the 57 RI had. I think they called it a C radius. Has the vintage tint as well that looks sweet. For $30 plus shipping this is a steal. Now I have yet to truley play it. Waiting for the work to be done. Had I known that was what it needed, I could have done the work myself. It did fit in the bass pocket snuggly so that was an issue. I paid a $100 for the bass body loaded off of ebay. Looks like a Hong Kong body. Neck was $30 and Tuners $50. Replacement pots from hoagland brothers was $40. I'm going to replace the pickups figuring around $150. I'm left handed, so it's hard for me to find basses I like unless I pay allot. I already have a Japan jazz and a german Hofner. i think this is going to be a very fine one when I'm done. P+J combo. And rather cheap. With a cool look and Vintage style neck. Time will tell.
  6. WINGS012345


    Dec 7, 2009
    I meant neck fit into the pocket snug and WASNT an issue :)
  7. WINGS012345


    Dec 7, 2009
    And it is 21 frets!!
  8. Mofo-Kang


    Aug 26, 2006
    Modesto, CA
    I've never gotten an Eden neck, but I ordered one of their p-bass bodies for the hell of it. It was decent, especially if you're going to paint it or lacquer it (it's a couple of pieces of wood, and the grain didn't line up real well). The routing was good and the neck pocket fit the Allparts neck I had for it.

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