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What would neck studs do?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JACink, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. JACink


    Mar 9, 2011
    OK, so I am not sure were to post this, as it is probably a stupid question (as usual), but here goes...

    What negative effects would neck studs have?

    I believe that is the correct term in english. If I was to drill out the screw holes that the neck screws screw into, and replace these with threaded inserts, and then attach the neck with bolts instead of screws, what would be the outcome??
  2. topo morto

    topo morto

    Mar 22, 2010
    Is this so that you can replace necks many times without ruining the threads?
  3. JACink


    Mar 9, 2011
    It is because I travel so often, that I would like to be able to remove an replace the neck to fit it in a suitcase.

    I already have to travel with two suitcases, so a bass case is not an option.

    Note: I would only do this to my cheap travel bass.
  4. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    Many feel that they're a stronger, more solid way to mount the neck to the body.
  5. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    Check the Luthier sections - this topic - and side-effects - comes up from time to time.
    The phrase you are looking for is 'threaded insert.'
    Since it's a fairly common technique, I'd guess it can't be too bad, although I expect there are subtleties, as well as a variety of materials (brass, stainless, aluminum...).
  6. lowfreqgeek


    Mar 15, 2010
    Tijeras, NM
    I have neck bolt inserts in one of my basses; it made a very noticeable difference in the punch, sustain, and clarity of the instrument. I wouldn't do it to a bass that I didn't want to be very punchy and clear and modern sounding (like say an old P-bass), but it was perfect for the particular instrument I used.

    Definitely recommended if you want to be able to take the neck off easily. Use stainless steel, though, if you'll be doing a lot of repeated disassembly. The brass are softer and can mar more easily - especially with a harder bolt.
  7. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Your bass will attract more niñas! :)
  8. nostatic

    nostatic Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2004
    lost angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: FEA Labs
    They would get into as many neck pockets as possible.
  9. JACink


    Mar 9, 2011
    Thanks guys, I am checking out the Luthiers corner now. Seems like this may solve my problem!
  10. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw

    Neck studs? What neck studs?
  11. Pheasant23


    Oct 11, 2013
    Neckstud: is a small village in Romania! Really good coffee their!
  12. 2cooltoolz

    2cooltoolz Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Lake Conroe, TX
    What would neck studs do?


    They'd make you look seriously groovy. :rollno:

    There are no stupid questions, but we do our best to come up with stupid answers!! :D

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