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Warmoth necks heavy?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Axtman, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Axtman

    Axtman Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2008
    Seattle, Washington
    Is it me or do Warmoth necks seem heavy? I am not talking about the exotic hardwood necks but just the regular maple with rosewood board variety.
  2. Scott in Dallas

    Scott in Dallas Commercial User

    Aug 16, 2005
    Dallas, north Texas
    Builder and Owner: DJ Ash Guitars
    Yes. They have reinforcement in them and are generally a bit heavier than other necks. I believe their FAQ used to state as much. Don't know if they still have it up.
  3. F-Clef-Jef


    Nov 13, 2006
    Neenah, WI
    I think I remember someone stating that the steel bars in a Warmoth neck add about 4 ounces over the entire length of the rod. Pretty minimal.
    They definitely sound and feel very solid.
    They also offer graphite stiffening rods for a bit more money ($60?)
  4. uOpt


    Jul 21, 2008
    Boston, MA, USA
    In addition to mandatory bars they also have a double acting truss rod (what they call "pro" in the guitar world where you can have lighter rods).

    Many are also ordered with heavy tuners.
  5. pudge

    pudge Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    I have a bunch of necks hanging in my basement "shop".Here's the rundown.All necks unloaded unless noted.
    MIM p bass m/r - 2lb 1oz
    MIM jazz m/m 2lb 2oz
    SX p bass m/r 2lb 3oz
    SQUIER p bass 2LB 4oz w/ lic.schallers
    Kramer alum. 2lb 5oz w/tuners
    epi t bird 2lb 8oz w/tuners
    unknown p m/r 2lb 4oz
    bubinga jazz 2lb 8oz w/ultralights
    p bass, m/ebony 2lb 9oz
    tele bass,m/r 2lb 3oz
    32"scale m/r 2lb 4oz
    bubinga p bass 2lb 2oz
  6. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    Yes their necks weigh more then most. Can be a real issue if your bass is at all dive prone with the stock neck.