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Warmoth or Mightey Mite neck?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Masterbasser71, May 2, 2006.


  1. Is any one neck better? I would like to get a Maple fretboard Jazz neck for my precision bass, but is Warmoth worth the extra buck or will Migthey Mite do my MIM P-bass just fine? :help: :hyper: Thanks!
     
  2. barebones

    barebones Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    Denver, CO
    I've experimented with LOTS of different necks over the years, and I'm currently using a Mitey Mite maple 4-string P-bass neck on my trusty old Frankenbass. It's very nice for the money. Good and straight, nice fretwork and finish, comfortable, sets up well, etc.

    I do find that this one has a very noticeable dead spot in the typical area dead spots are found--seventh fret D on the G string. I don't believe any of the Warmoth necks I've used on this same bass ever had this problem. The Warmoth necks I've used were a maple/ebony fretless and a maple/ebony fretted, both Jazz dimensions.

    I spent about $100 on the MM brand new. A neck comparable to the Warmoths I owned before is listed in the Warmoth "showcase" at $229 (birdseye model). Would I pay more than twice as much in the hope of getting rid of the aforementioned dead spot? Yes, I think so... If I had the money. At the time I bought the MM, however, I did NOT have the money, nor the time to wait for a neck order to arrive. (I found this particular neck in a local shop.)

    Overall, I think the MM was a good value for my needs at the time. Hope this info helps you.

    Matt
     
  3. slip

    slip

    Apr 24, 2006
    I've got a warmoth, its raw birdseye maple on birdseye maple bound and blocked in black, they are currently advertising quite a few finished ones. I had mine drilled for sperzel locking tuners. I hate those cheap stamped out tuners Fender puts on most of their guitars.

    The Sperzels pretty much don't go out of tune, ever. I looked to see if Sperzel made bass tuners because I have them on my strat which has a vintage bridge on it. If I were so inclined I could carry the thing to a gig by the tremelo bar and not have to tune up when I got there ^^

    Needless to say I love the neck. Warmoth is great because you can choose exactly what specs you want; from the woods, to the neck contour, to the fret wire.

    On the other hand Mighty Mite is CHEAP in price. I would rather have a MightyMite parts bass than a MIM Fender. If you do go for the Warmoth dont cheap out on a plastic nut. Whatever you do, If you are planning on installing the neck yourself read in a repair manual how to do it first and make sure you have the proper tools.
     
  4. barebones

    barebones Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    Denver, CO

    I think this is true, too. I've played some MIM Fender stuff, and I do think the MM is better overall. Haven't checked out their bodies myself, but I would certainly give them a try based on my experience with their necks.

    Matt
     

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