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post Apr 26 2014, 11:27 AM
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so when you originally bought the guitar it had a replacement neck on it, do you think guitar centre knew?

man, what a downer. I wouldn't say humiliation at all though, you done a great job on it.


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post Apr 26 2014, 11:19 PM
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I'm very sorry to hear this news. sad.gif

I know nothing about rebuilding guitars, but if it is just the neck that is the problem & the body is good, why can't the neck just be replaced? unsure.gif

It has been interesting following your progress.


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post Apr 26 2014, 11:53 PM
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Thanks guys for the feedback!

I'm not sure if Guitar Center knew or not - regardless, I had 30 days to test it out to see if it was for me or not, and I just dug into it - so that is all on me. I could have taken it back if I had known, or realized, but at this point it's too late. Guitar Center is more than generous with their 30-day money back guarantee and I have utilized that guarantee many times in the past.

As far as getting a new neck from Warmoth - that is a possibility, but I have 2 brand new guitars (one has not been delivered yet) and I am so in love with this $500 Jackson that I just upgraded to an $900 Jackson that I wonder if the new PRS is going to seduce me. This Jackson is smoking and so much fun, very different from what I am use to.

However, I love PRS - so, I sort of have it figured that the Jackson is going to be used for Standard tuning, the Silver PRS Standard and SE Custom for Drop D, the PRS Custom 22 for Drop C, and the one I just refinished for practicing patterns at the office - so it doesn't really need a pickup, and the finish will look great on a stand in there. I could get a new neck and spend $250 for it, but I would want to send the body in to Warmoth so they could give me exactly what I need, but I really feel that it's not worth the money for what I would use that guitar for.

But I might - just to say I did! - Then I would want a Warmoth body too smile.gif

Check out the new Jackson though!!! Armed with Zakk Wylde EMGs...



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post Apr 26 2014, 11:56 PM
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Prutty!

I would like to know how she plays wit them Zakk Wyldes, she's a beaut!
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post Apr 27 2014, 12:12 AM
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QUOTE (Azzaboi @ Apr 26 2014, 06:56 PM) *
Prutty!

I would like to know how she plays wit them Zakk Wyldes, she's a beaut!



Yea man - working on a new song right now that happened today - so, I hope to be able to have at least a chorus/verse idea recorded tomorrow so I don't forget it - on the Jackson, very sort of AC/DC sounding-ish because my musical compadre wrote the chorus and threw it my way and I came up with a quick verse.

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post Apr 27 2014, 12:15 AM
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Jackson necks are a dime a dozen on eBay, I'm sure you could find a suitable one there.


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post Apr 27 2014, 12:17 AM
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BTW - if you just want to hear the EMGs, here are the same brand pickups I put in one of my PRS's on another song I'm working on...

https://soundcloud.com/lllspocklll/song3-in-progress

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post Apr 27 2014, 06:59 PM
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All of this is very good on every level for not only learning about buying/working on guitars but for sharing this with everyone @ GMC. Thanks much for posting your continuing adventures!!

BTW: Per previous posts, you can get a decent neck cheeeaaaaap on ebay, but again, your best off to research the vendor quite a bit as folks are quick to sell necks that are simply crap/broke/etc.

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BTW - if you just want to hear the EMGs, here are the same brand pickups I put in one of my PRS's on another song I'm working on...

https://soundcloud.com/lllspocklll/song3-in-progress


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post Apr 28 2014, 11:56 AM
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It has been an adventure. I guess a new neck would be a way to start on a Warmoth, just do it little by little and not be obsessed about it. Start with a Warmoth neck that is right for this guitar, then down the road add a new body onto it with a maple cap - sort of ease myself into a custom built guitar that way.

My next goal is learning how to play the ones I have though. huh.gif

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post Apr 29 2014, 03:10 AM
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If it's your first neck, a warmoth may be a bit much. You could buy a decent used guitar for a the price of a nice neck. Cheap new guitars are usually just that, cheap. Used guitars are often a better deal smile.gif

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It has been an adventure. I guess a new neck would be a way to start on a Warmoth, just do it little by little and not be obsessed about it. Start with a Warmoth neck that is right for this guitar, then down the road add a new body onto it with a maple cap - sort of ease myself into a custom built guitar that way.

My next goal is learning how to play the ones I have though. huh.gif



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post Apr 30 2014, 03:53 PM
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Spock, thank you for the journey. I love these types of threads with the informative pictures you put it, with all the ups and downs and the things you learned.

You end up helping a lot of people with this information. I would never know what to look for in a replaced neck. I think what $$$ you lost on the neck of the guitar, you have definitely gained in knowledge. High quality thread.
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