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new necks?!?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Phee, Jan 2, 2001.


  1. Phee

    Phee

    Jan 2, 2001
    Maryland
    the neck on my squier p-bass is starting to go bad due to my not taking care of it the past 2 years i've had it, and i need to get a new neck for it...any suggestions (if possible, include prices)?
     
  2. IMO the best aftermarket necks you will find are from Warmoth http://www.warmoth.com Prices from $149 Be sure to check the Thrift shop for some great deals.

    I think MightyMite makes a good neck and has the only off the shelf Maple/Maple for Fenders - http://www.mightymite.com Not the selection that Warmoth has but similiar pricing.

    The best deal in town on a fretless maple/ebony is from http://www.stewmac.com Stewart MacDonald is a luthiers supply and has this one for about $157.

    How about this...Buy another Fender (new even) and use the neck. You would only spend a little more than your bass sells for new and you could sell the remains on ebay and recoup some $$$



     
  3. Phee

    Phee

    Jan 2, 2001
    Maryland
    hmm...i didn't realize neck's cost that much, i thought the prices would be closer to $100, but i like the idea of just buying a new squier and putting up the remains on ebay, thanks for the idea
     
  4. Randy Payne

    Randy Payne

    Jan 1, 2001
    Well, I've had two StewMac Jazz necks, and two Warmoth Jazz necks, and I would hands down recommend Warmoth over StewMac necks anyday. Warmoth necks are reinforced with steel bars, and the StewMac ones aren't. Both StewMac necks had the typical Fender curve up at the heel (15-20th) frets. The Warmoth necks are almost textbook perfect when properly setup.

    Randy