Opinions - Warmoth Necks

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by ECase, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. ECase

    ECase Member

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    Hey there...

    I put a Warmoth neck on my American Std Strat a few years ago, and I've mostly been pretty happy... HOWEVER, it really seems like the guitar has been a real challenge to set up and intonate since I put the neck on there. Compared to my other guitars, the Strat plays like a beast (in a bad way), and is just generally a lot more difficult to work with.

    Anybody have any general opinions about Warmoth parts, necks in particular?
     
  2. Brion

    Brion Supporting Member

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    I've found the 2 Warmoth necks I have to be very stable. Both of them are Maple/Rosewood and have big profiles. 1 is a strat boatneck and the other is a P Bass type.
     
  3. TwoTubMan

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    I've got 3 Warmoth necks, including a baritone Strat. All have been solid as a rock for more than 3 years. No issues whatsoever.
     
  4. Leonc

    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    Maple + Rosewood SRV carve on my guitar (warmoth body, ash) for about 3 years now. No probs. Thing intonates very well and doesn't have tuning issues or "stratitis" that plagued all of my old Fenders.
     
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    I have had 2 for at least 5 years now with no problems at all, both ebony/maple with stainless frets. I am not a huge fan of the side adjust truss rod they use on the strat neck though.
     
  6. gtrnstuff

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    2 of 2 are fine for me. One of them from 1987. Best thing for them is a pro fret level/crown. A Plek job is great for that.
     
  7. seafoamer

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    Have they decided that 10" or 12" neck radius's are cool, yet?
     
  8. eryque

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    I bought a LP-style neck, mahogany/rosewood w/ binding from them. It bowed forward so badly (without tension) that the truss rod can barely keep it straight. The fretwork was lousy, and included the wrong frets. They wouldn't make good on it so I wound up learning to refret and doing it myself.

    My first job on binding came out as good as the frets that they installed.

    They also screwed up a custom pickguard order on me, so I won't deal with them any more.
     
  9. KBR

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    I have 4 Warmoth necks and bodies and they sound and play incredible.
    USACG is also, excellent, (more friendly), but Warmoth makes em great, just get a Vintage modern or vintage neck, the side adjust double truss rod necks suck, and are heavier, and ruin the tone, big time.
     
  10. Lucidology

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    OMG ... Sounds like something is very wrong ... you may have got a dozzy of a neck..

    I've had nothing but good experiences with Warmoth necks ..

    In October (20007),
    I ordered a finished, All Maple Conversion Neck for my Strat ...
    I first had a guitar tech check it out before I bolted it on...
    & he was blown away by the workmanship ...
    the frets were perfect (no leveling needed),
    the nut was cut exactly right & the finish was stellar ...

    But truly the most amazing thing was after I bolted it on....
    The only thing I had to do was intonate the high E string ...

    Everything else was right on.... including the action & the intonation ...
    It just couldn't have been any easier ...
     

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