replacement necks

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bollefen, Jul 15, 2003.

  1. bollefen


    Mar 13, 2003
    i searched the board with no luck for a replacement neck comparison.

    i'm interested in comparisons of replacement necks, fit, finish, quality, warranty experience and any other comments, (fender jazz replacements)

    i'm aware of usac, warmoth, mighty mite if you know of others please include them

    2 specific uses

    convert a mim jazz 5 to a fretless 5 (want to
    keep the fretted neck, won't defret)

    help a neighbor's son with a mim 4 with a
    seriously twisted neck



  2. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    I just ordered an Allparts maple neck with black blocks for my Fender Jazz MIM for a pretty good price. They are certainly worth considering. It's MIJ.
  3. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Can't recommend USA Custom Guitars enough when it comes to parts.
  4. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    I've had great luck with Warmoth parts, though the necks tend to be rather heavier and stiffer then stock necks.

    However, I don't believe they make a neck that will fit the MIM Jazz 5--I think they only make one for the 22-fret MIA jazz Deluxe 5. I'm not sure who's making regular 20-fret jazz 5 replacement necks.

  5. TyKao


    Jun 29, 2003
    Any other makers people have experience with?

    Who would I go to if I wanted a good, traditional one piece/two piece neck? My friend wants to fix up his MIM with better vintage-style parts.
  6. JOME77

    JOME77 Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    I've been down that road a few times. While Warmoth is typically the best for replacement necks, as Mike stated, they are slightly heavier (I've got no real problem with that). A word of caution. You really need to measure the body neck socket (or the mounting area of the neck you're replacing) PRIOR to ordering a neck from anyone. Fender changed their 5-string neck width several years ago and I know Warmoth ONLY sells the 5-string replacement neck typical of the current Fender 5-string neck (and the current USA 5-string mtg. width may be differenct than the MIM).
    You also may want to consider a Moses replacement neck. They make an excellent neck if you like graphite/composite.