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Feeling neck laminations= problem?

Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by Nachobassman, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. Nachobassman

    Nachobassman Bass, Tapas, and Rn´R!

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    Hey fellas,

    Since I bought my 2002 Infinity SN 5 two years ago I´ve been feeling just a little the neck laminations. I´ve never cared much about this, because the neck is extremely firm, it doesn´t even move with climate changes, but these days I´ve been thinking about it: Could this turn into a serious problem in the future? Is this "normal" or a sign that something is going wrong?

    Any comment or advice will be welcome, as always.

    Salud.

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  2. DiMarco

    DiMarco nutcase Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Just play te damn thing. When you touch a girl does feeling her boobs put you off? ;)
     
  3. Florin

    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    Nope, no problem other than you feel them. I personally like to sand them down, then wax, but you don,t need to do it...
     
  4. Nachobassman

    Nachobassman Bass, Tapas, and Rn´R!

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    Great, I´ll leave it as it is.


    This is more like if the girl has forgoten to shave her legs. :D

    I do like boobs 8:
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    Thanx, guys. :)
     
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  5. Augie

    Augie The Desert Bass-ape

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    Hey Flo, what grade sandpaper do you use to get them down, then to get the neck smooth again? If its an easy fix i might smooth a neck or two this week
     
  6. Curtis

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    I think it's part of the charm. When I just got the Buzzard (normal black finish, no oil) the back was totally smooth. After some months the lines of the lamination got visible on the back. Of course every wood dries or changes in an other way. i think it's cool to see and some sort of 'proof' it really is neck through and laminated. I have to say that I can't feel it on the back of the neck. If that would be the case I think I would sand it a bit if possible.
     
  7. Gastrok

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    Sanding is not a problem, just go easy, then wax. It'll be smooth as a baby's bottom in no time. ;)
     
  8. Florin

    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi Augie, I actually used the finest steelwool, but I guess sandpaper should be better. We are talking about way less than a milimeter to remove, so it is a very easy job :)
     
  9. Augie

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    I thought it would be just as fine as possible, i have some 000 and 0000 steel wool sitting around, that should do it. My only concern with steel wool is the dust getting into the pups, do you tape them off? or just tread carefully? I recon i migtht go something like 800-1200 grit paper. I relaised that two of my basses have quite noticable laminations all the way down...although there are getting towrads teh 7 year old mark and in a mediterrenal climate so no surprises.
     
  10. azzyrazzy

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    What? Laminations are sexy! I'd keep them lines of life :)
     
  11. Warwick Official

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    If you use Steel Wool anywhere near your instruments, be SURE to tape off the pickups completely...and blow the isntrument off with air before removing the tape. Steel Wool fragments will be attracted to the magnets in your pickups and could cause damage.
     
  12. Augie

    Augie The Desert Bass-ape

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    Thats what i thought, steel wool is the only natural predator of the bumhucker.
     
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