What is the premise about exposing the raw wood on the back of the neck. Is it so that it doesn't have a sticky feel? I play one of those funky looking Chinese Sojing EUB's that look like a big G-clef and it didn't come with the back of the neck sanded down, it is painted and laquered like the rest of the body. It does have a stickier feel rather than the standard sanded down necks I was used to as on the doghouse bass and the baby bass, but I've never done anything to this one. But maybe now I might get it sanded down just to make it feel smoother to play. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to best bring a painted/laquered neck down to that condition? Thanks.