Replacement J-bass neck from Warmoth

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Are, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. Are


    May 9, 2009

    I have a Fender jazz, american standard (fretless) 4-string with dead spots. Have anyone experience with replacement neck from Warmoth?

    When reading Warmoths webpage, it seems to me that the chances are good that I will receive a better neck than the original Fender Jazz-neck. They also say on their web that the necks are being made with avoidance of dead spots in mind.

    It would be nice to hear from someone with experience in replacing necks on Fenderbasses.

    Cheers! :)
  2. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    The Warmoth necks have 2 steel rods to help stiffen the neck,and the extra weight probably changes the frequency of the dead spot common on a lot of 34" scale basses.Warmoth makes great stuff,so I'd go for it.
  3. interp


    Apr 14, 2005
    Garmisch, Germany
    I've done this several times and in my experience the Warmoth necks are great and really do eliminate dead spots. The neck profile is deeper on the Warmoth necks, which is a problem for some people. On one neck I sanded the back of the neck down to the dimensions of a pre-CBS Jazz neck (very thin) and it seems to be working fine.
  4. beezerjoe


    May 15, 2009
    Salinas Ca.
    I've got a Warmoth maple/ rosewood one on an early 70's Fender ash body Jazz Bass. Sounds great no issues in over 20 years.
  5. koobie

    koobie Supporting Member

    Jul 11, 2007
    Portland OR
    You may or may not mind the difference, but Warmoth bass necks weigh much, much more than a stock Fender neck. It'd be a deal-breaker for me.
  6. I've got Warmoth necks installed on two of my guitars, no complaints whatsoever. I think they put alot of thought and quality into what they do.
  7. etherealme

    etherealme Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    I love my Padouk warmoth jazz neck. The 10" radius took a bit of time to get used to. I agree about the balance of tone; no dead spots to be found. And you can order a number of fret wire size preferences. Go for it! :)
  8. black lake

    black lake Guest

    Apr 3, 2006
    Ontario, Canada
    First class necks all the way. Yes they are heavy, but they feel and sound great. I love my bubinga and ebony fretless neck.