Warmoth Necks = Increased Brightness?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by skieresz, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. skieresz


    Nov 30, 2002
    I replaced a '72 fender maple/maple p bass neck with a Warmoth rosewood fretboard neck due to wanting a slimmer neck. I also replaced a Mighty Might maple/maple neck on a frankestein jazz bass with a Warmoth maple/maple. What I've noticed is the Warmoth necks are MUCH brighter. Is this to be expected? I've had to raise my action way up in order to avoid trebley clacking while I'm playing. Would another aftermarket neck such as Allparts offer a neck with a less bright sound?
  2. Commreman

    Commreman Faith, Family, Fitness, and Frets Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    The brightness is probably due to the steel reinforcement rods that are used. I believe that USCG will do necks with graphite reinforcement rods. That should cure the brightness issue.