New Bass, New neck, new bass, new neck.....Help....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by PollyBass, Oct 22, 2001.

  1. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Well, my p-bass is in need of a new neck, (maybe a warmoth) but, its pretty banged up. i can play on the neck now, just nothing above the 7th fret. EVERYTHING above that buzzus like theres no tomorrow, even with truss rod adjustments. i keep turning, and turning, but no responce in the neck. so, anyway, i was wondering, should i get a new neck, or a new bass? i dont come by money easly, but i really want a new bass. The price of a neck is cheaper, but while im spending some money, why not just get a new bass? o ya, dont like the color of my bass anyway.......(trying to lean the argument in a derection.....)and the new bass would be in the range of 500, what would you do?
  2. joel the bass player

    joel the bass player Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2000
    Omaha, NE
    I would probably go for the new bass, as you say you don't really like the P that you have at all. I would say to look for used stuff, as you could get an MIA for around that, or you could get one of those mtd Kingstons everyone is talking about. Just play before you buy, and wait for one that makes you happy!

  3. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    1) Get a new bass. Dont argue, just do it.

    2) Defret your P-Bass, and then sand all the finish.
    If you find poplar inside, then stain it with some nice color and then Tung oil it.

    That´s the best suggestion I can give to you.
    I personally defreted and refinished an old crappy MIM P-Bass just like yours, it isnt GREAAT now, but at least it does something.
  4. I have had my new MIM P-bass since July. How long have you had yours? It seems like I am starting to hear more and more horror stories about the MIM Fenders! Thankfully I have had no problems with mine yet.
  5. Steve Mosher

    Steve Mosher

    Oct 23, 2001
    If you like the body, electronics and overall balance of your bass, consider getting a new neck. It might be entertaining to try something new and up-to-date. How about trying a graphite neck from Status, Moses or Modulus? The Moses neck (and perhaps others) won't cost you any more than what you are suggesting spending on a new bass, and a wood bass will still have an unstable wood neck.;)
  6. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    My neck is DEAD. so no fixing it. i have always had problems with necks down here in the humidty of lousiana. All my necks have needed fixing at one point or another. Ill look into the necks you talked about steve. thanks.