Taking a bass apart to determine its age...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by BoognishMang, Dec 5, 2001.

  1. I'm always looking for good deals on instruments and visit ebay quite often. I noticed that many people take the bass apart for verifying the date. But is it absolutely necessary to remove the neck?!?
    There have been many bases I would have bought but, all the pictures of the basses are in pieces. I don't really trust anyone who took it apart just to get a couple of more bucks $$ out of it. I just figured that the neck is SET. Taking it apart can mess with it's Mojo. And how can you be sure it was reassembled by a pro?
    Guess I'm just picky...?
  2. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    You can never really be too sure, but in the case of Fender type basses, pulling the neck off and putting it back on is a fairly straightforward process. The basses were built with easy dis-assembly and repair/replacement in mind... After buying a Fender-type ebay bass, I'd almost certainly pull the neck off and reset it myself anyway, for a 'mojo-enhancing' experience! ;)