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Warped Stingray neck.. what would you do?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by NickFromNY, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. dfoehr

    dfoehr Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2006
    I had EB replace a neck on my 84 stingray. Cost about $400. Was pleasantly surprised the new neck was quarter sawn. If you can afford it and like the bass, I would suggest this option.
  2. CyberSnyder

    CyberSnyder Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    I Endorse Alien Audio Basses
  3. Rick Penrose

    Rick Penrose

    Dec 8, 2014
    I have (had) an 87 EBMM with a neck warp (ramp). A local luthier shimmed the neck to remove the ramp. Worked great! Bass plays great now. Depending on how bad the warp is, has anyone considered a shim?
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2018
  4. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone. Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    @NickFromNY are you the original owner?

    If yes, EBMM may offer you a better deal on a new neck. A new neck might increase the value of the bass since it’s not really “collectible”. Then, you should be able to receive a decent price if you choose to sell.

    If you’re not the original owner, you may want to sell it “as is”, and let the new owner make all of these neck decisions.
  5. Sounds like you'd prefer to fix the neck before other options. To make a profit from labor brings the price up to same as a new MM neck.
    If you don't want to keep it anyway, just sell it under: For Parts or Not Working. Somebody like me or a parts stripper will buy it.
    Quickly gone and forgotten.
  6. whamni


    Jul 16, 2017
    I have a 79' Pre EBMM with a warp, I had it shimmed, but not the neck it used to be, it's hanging on the wall now.
    I too went down the road of a Status, but changed my mind at the last minute and bought a Sire V7 !
    I see on the Status website it would cost you $353, not to bad for a brilliant neck.
    I'm in the UK and it would cost me more because of the dreaded TAX !
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2018
  7. Bunnoodle


    Nov 29, 2017
  8. waynobass


    Feb 27, 2008
    I have a Warmoth Jazz neck (21 frets) on a StingRay body. Looks odd, but works great.
  9. bassman28

    bassman28 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 31, 2010
    North Carolina
  10. reddog

    reddog Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    Philly burbs
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2018
  11. Shishka Bob

    Shishka Bob Supporting Member

    May 28, 2017
    Definitely give this a shot - He only mentions it briefly, but it can not be understated that, especially on a bass neck, you can get great results counter-bowing the neck slightly, and then set the truss rod. Give it a try. As was stated earlier, you have nothing to loose.

    If you try this please post an update.
  12. NickFromNY

    NickFromNY Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2010
    Long Island, NY
    I have decided to sell the instrument as is and it is off to another TB'er

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