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Warmoth necks, same dimension as new jazz necks?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jaymeister99, Nov 16, 2005.


  1. jaymeister99

    jaymeister99

    Aug 2, 2005
    Are the Warmoth Jazz necks the same dimensions as new MIA necks or are they smaller/thinner?
     
  2. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I heard they were a bit thicker.

    Calling Nino Valenti...
     
  3. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    ...and calling bwbass...
     
  4. My Warmoth neck is definitely thicker than the American Standard Fender J profile. It feels more like a P bass. From what I gather, they are all like that.
     
  5. yeah, they are thicker and slightly heavier i think.
     
  6. jaymeister99

    jaymeister99

    Aug 2, 2005
    Their site says the dimensions are identical to a '62 Jazz bass. They are quite a bit heavier since they have the added steel bars. The thickness at the nut is .800", and .850" at the 12th. Anybody know how this compares to a new Jazz?
     
  7. jwymore

    jwymore

    Jul 26, 2001
    Portland, OR
    I am holding a Warmoth Jazz neck in my hand right now and it actually measures:

    .880 at the first fret

    .980 at the twelfth fret

    That is about .020 thicker in both spots than my "66" Jazz neck which I think is thicker than a "62" but don't hold me to that. If you believe the numbers Warmoth compares to then I would be correct.

    Here is the kicker though and probably what makes them feel fatter.

    Width at nut is: 1.53.

    My "66" neck is right at 1.50

    Contour of the Warmoth feels similar to my "66" with possibly a little flatter C contour. This feel difference may be due to the slightly wider width though.

    Unfortnately I don't have a new Fender neck her to compare to but just going from the memory of playing both I would say they are fairly close.

    Hope this helps ...

    John Wymore
     
  8. Greg Clinkingbeard

    Greg Clinkingbeard

    Apr 4, 2005
    Kansas City area
    Setup and repair/KRUTZ Strings
    You might consider a USA Cutom Guitar neck. I just got a Jazz neck from them and it is very well made. Their graphite rods had a lot to do with me going with them over Warmoth.
    Width at nut 1.5"
    First fret is 13/16"
    12th fret is 14/16"

    The edges are slightly rolled and it has a great C contour.

    I don't yet have a nut on it, but I think it will play great and Steve was great to work with.
     
  9. jaymeister99

    jaymeister99

    Aug 2, 2005
    How does the graphite feel compared to a regular neck? also do these necks from USA Custom come finished?
     
  10. jja412

    jja412 Fine gear enthusiast

    Feb 2, 2004
    St. Louis
    USACG can finish it for you - they just added a finish shop (Ty from RoxyGuitar Finish.) The neck doesn't feel any different with the graphite -they are just stiffening bars on the inside...

    Warmoth necks seem much thicker than the MIA Fender Jazzes I've played.
     
  11. jwymore

    jwymore

    Jul 26, 2001
    Portland, OR
    Actually USACG can do a variety of thickness options depending on what you want. I am having three prototype necks done right now with .860 thickness at 1st fret and a proprietory headstock.
     
  12. jja412

    jja412 Fine gear enthusiast

    Feb 2, 2004
    St. Louis
    Yes - I meant Fender Made in the USA necks... sorry to be unclear. Previous post now edited for clarity.

    I also have a USACG neck with a custom thickness - it's great. Now to find a body to install it on...
     
  13. jaymeister99

    jaymeister99

    Aug 2, 2005
    Do you know the minimum thickness they can do? Anybody know what they charge for the neck to be finished off?
     
  14. jwymore

    jwymore

    Jul 26, 2001
    Portland, OR

    Read Here .....
     
  15. jaymeister99

    jaymeister99

    Aug 2, 2005
    Thanks, but that doesnt answer my question, but I did find the answers on other parts of the site:

    I did find the neck thicknesses on their order form. They can do a .750" thick neck. Thats a really thin neck on a bass! Price to finish it off is $75 for satin. So total cost with the graphite rods is about $340. Quite a bit for a neck!
     
  16. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    How didn't jwymore's link answer your question? :confused:
     
  17. jaymeister99

    jaymeister99

    Aug 2, 2005
    How can you possibly ask that question? Did you try the link? Page didnt state minimum thickness specifically for bass, nor does it have any information on prices for finishing.
     
  18. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    On the frame to the left, there are a bunch of links, Hover over "Custom Guitar Necks" and there is a link to pricing.

    On the same sidebar to the left, there is a "Finish" link.

    Again... :confused: :D
     
  19. bassclef112

    bassclef112 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2003
    New York City, NY
    Just to add my 2 cents - though Warmoth says their necks are modeled on a '62 Jazz I can say they aren't even close to my '62. They are definitely chunkier. They are very similar to a '66 I played though. I still find them very comfortable - I have 3 basses with them.

    Actually, the neck with a profile almost identical to my '62 Jazz is on my '94 Sterling.
     
  20. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    My Modulus neck was right at about $500. It is really like my Fender ReIssue J