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Re: Working through replacing a truss rod in a Jazz bass neck

Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:17 pm
by bronzet
Liking your work there. Looking forward to seeing what it looks like once it is finished :)

Re: Working through replacing a truss rod in a Jazz bass neck

Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:40 pm
by john
Heck yes it is! Top work and thanks for sharing.

Re: Working through replacing a truss rod in a Jazz bass neck

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:41 pm
by joppo
Onto the finishing. Time for another trick. I drilled a few small holes to start lifting off the fretboard. To fill these, I put a drop of superglue in each hole and then rubbed some rosewood sawdust into the hole. When the glue dries, you just sand it down and it looks like rosewood. It is a little hard to see here, but you can see the rosewood sawdust on three holes.
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Re: Working through replacing a truss rod in a Jazz bass neck

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:46 pm
by joppo
Next comes sanding, and as always, there is always lots of it! I had to sand of a very small overhang of the fretboard on one side, and remove a small bit of neck on the other side. Then I masked the rosewood so I could varnish the back of the neck.
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In my 'spray booth' and ready for varnishing the exposed bits I have sanded off.
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Re: Working through replacing a truss rod in a Jazz bass neck

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:52 pm
by joppo
Right, time to put it all together. The finished neck with the body and all the bits
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Re: Working through replacing a truss rod in a Jazz bass neck

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:55 pm
by joppo
Not much more to show. Here is the neck going back on. A couple of small screwdrivers to ensure the holes a aligned and the neck is back on. Note the nice finish on the neck :D
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Re: Working through replacing a truss rod in a Jazz bass neck

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:01 pm
by joppo
And there it is! Neck back on, tuning machines back on ready to restring.
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A set of Ernie Ball Slinkies on and it is done. I've been bringing the neck up to tension over a couple of days. There is stall a small bow in it up near the headstock which I'll never get rid of, but it is now perfectly playable. I've done a setup and had a play with it. Sounds like a Jazz bass, so everything is good. It goes back home tomorrow, so job done!

Re: Working through replacing a truss rod in a Jazz bass neck

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:28 am
by beagle
Well done Nev... brilliant job.

Re: Working through replacing a truss rod in a Jazz bass neck

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:58 pm
by john
Fantastic job, you must be very pleased with the results.