Anyone try the Warmoth Converions necks for Gibson Scale

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by hdiddy, Dec 13, 2004.


  1. hdiddy

    hdiddy Supporting Member

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    I was thinking about buying one these necks and I was wondering how different the sound is going to be
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    I've just finished a Warmoth LP-cloner with a 24.75" conversion neck. I chose it in order to keep the guitar as close as possible to an LP, aesthetically and feel-wise (you do notice the frets being slightly closer together), but as regards differences in sound, as I've said here before, if you do the numbers the difference in string tension between 24.75" and 25.5" scales is only about 6%, so that effect will be very subtle. To give you a frame of reference, going from 009 gauge to 010 means increasing the tension by more than 20%. In other words a Gibson with 010s will have more tension than a Strat with 009s. Obviously the huge difference in sound between both guitars is due mainly to other more significant factors, pickups and woods being probably the most important ones.
     
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    Thanks
    Did you put a LP neck or strat type neck on what type of body?
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    A mahogany / ebony LP type neck on a one piece mahogany / wild maple top LP body. I've just sent a picture for the Gallery, should be there soon.
     
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    I have a strat with a 24 3/4 scale neck on it and its great. I dont think it changed the sound much, just changed it to gibson scale.
    I'm realizing lately though that I prefer the loger scale due to my fat fingers. I might sell this neck. Its a large reverse headstock USACG's strat neck 22 6100 frets with a chuncky asy. profile.
     
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    that's what i did about a year ago : put on a Warmoth short scale neck ( black Korina w/ BRW board ) on and older hollow tele body with Bardens in it and i like it very much. play a little smoother, plenty of sustain and since i ordered the new neck with stainless steel frets it also feels so much slicker :) i recommend it. cheers, the gitman
     

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