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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Pyropig, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Pyropig


    Nov 23, 2007
    I am looking to purchase a new neck for a project bass... Any cheap recommendations? I've been looking at warmoth necks. Wondering if anyone knew a better buy. It is for a fender P.

  2. ErebusBass


    Feb 20, 2008
    Madison, WI
  3. lowtide

    lowtide Commercial User

    Oct 14, 2006
    Bradenton, Florida
    Owner: Buzzard's Bass Shop
    Yeah, Rondo is good but be sure you question the sales copy because I have corrected them on more than one of their necks where it stated the holes were 1/2" diameter where actually they are 11/16" .

    The other thing you have to take into consideration is the finish will be in the tuning key holes and will have to be removed to accept the tuner bushings.

    And more info still . . . some of these necks are going to need some work. For example, most will arrive with a gloss finish, which can be reduced to a matt finish in minutes with some careful attention of a green Scotch Brite Pad.

    I've bought about 4 bass necks there and the most I've had to do was open up the holes a 1/16th for tuners, which is quite a bit which may be why that neck was on the block.

    Keep in mind the neck pockets versus short and long scale. Short scale necks are too small in the pocket for the regular bodies. Short scale heels are 2-7/16" and the pocket on sjb's for example are 2-1/2" to 2-9/16" . . . . which is a mile in my book but not catestrophic for a hand built.

    And every neck that arrived was top notch though. None twisted or any other horror shows. Check with Kurt if you want tuners. He may have some laying around (in a sealed box) and can kick'em out to you for cheap. The reason Imention the tuning machines is for the size differences between SX and Fender.

    I could go on and on . . .