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Possible neck dive on Warmoth Jazz 5 string ??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lorenzop, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. Lorenzop


    Oct 23, 2012
    I'm worried that putting a 5 string Jazz maple / ebony neck on a Ash body might not be a good idea especially with the reinforced carbon fiber rods, what do you think? Any experience?

    On the other hand there are plenty of Fender J and Ps that are Ash - maple and I think are ok. I have a 4 string P and it's well balanced. Don't know about Jazzes 5 though - maybe they are Hard Ash?

    What do you guys think?
  2. Use Ultralite tuners! :)
  3. Lorenzop


    Oct 23, 2012
  4. Dunlop straplock on the upper horn will add about a 1/2 inch.
  5. Carbon fiber is pretty light. Surely that doesn't add too much on the overall weight? I second Margus...
  6. bonga_rascal


    Sep 9, 2010
    With graphite bars, I think you're okay. It's the steel bars that add a lot of weight to the neck.

    +1 for the straplocks, and, use a nice wide padded strap.
  7. Lorenzop


    Oct 23, 2012
    Ok so graphite or not - in just worried by the larger nm5 neck overall. Us the J bass 5 body wider than a 4 or us it the same body? I'm talking about the moder USA J deluxe body's

  8. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Neo Maxie Zoom Dweebie Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    North DFW, TX
    Impossible to answer if your theoretical bass will neck dive. All wood is different. Have you tried asking Warmoth?
  9. Lorenzop


    Oct 23, 2012
    No I'll do that soon but I'm afraid they'll say the same thing! :D