FDP Home Page / FDP Forum / FAQ's

The FDP is made possible by the following companies and individual members like you.
Please use the links below to show them we value their sponsorship.

Sweetwater

Guitar Center

Apex Tube Matching

MOD KITS DIY

WD Music

Yellowjackets Tube Converters

Amazon

Antique Electronics Supply

Jensen Loudspeakers

Musician's Friend

Amplified Parts


* God bless America and our men and women in uniform *

* Illegitimi non carborundum! *

If you benefit and learn from the FDP and enjoy our site, please help support us and become a Contributing Member or make a Donation today! The FDP counts on YOU to help keep the site going with an annual contribution. It's quick and easy with PayPal. Please do it TODAY!

Chris Greene, Host & Founder

LOST YOUR PASSWORD?

......................................................................

   
FDP Jam
Calendar
Find musicians
in your area!
  Search the Forums  

FDP Forum / Guitar Mods, Repairs, and Projects / Fret Work on Warmoth Neck

Chris-K

MD, USA

Sep 13th, 2017 09:31 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Is it true that the frets on Warmoth necks require further leveling and crowning?

I'm interested in buying a Vintage-Modern Warmoth Strat neck with stainless steel frets. The price seems right (less than $350), but I'm not sure if I'd be willing to pay for additional fret work. Fret work on stainless steel won't be cheap.

Peegoo
Contributing Member
**********
**********
******

Creed

Clearwaterrrrr Revival
Sep 13th, 2017 02:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The neck will be playable when you get it.

However, the frets are not leveled (they're close, but not perfect) and the fret ends are not rounded and polished.

I'm a stickler for that kind of stuff, so I always do a level, crown, and polish.

Chris-K

MD, USA

Sep 13th, 2017 04:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hmm...a full Plek level will cost at least $180 at Philtone. So the total price would be higher than that of a new American Strat neck. I need more time to decide.

Mick Reid
Contributing Member
****

Australia

American-made in Oz!!
Sep 13th, 2017 05:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Chris -
FWIW, I got a Warmoth Tele conversion neck (24.75" scale) earlier this year.
I bought it with the understanding that I *may* need to do a level & crown. I check it with my Fret Rocker, was happy with it, did a little work on the fret ends, and that was it.
I probably didn't *need* to but I did anyway. I bought it unfinished and was already doing some prep work, so I touched up the ends.

Short story is it set-up and played/plays great straight from the factory. There are other FDP'ers that have installed Warmoth necks w/o doing fretwork also.

It's probably worth mentioning that I started doing my own fretwork this year too.

edit to add link, and:
I think I did do a little work on the nut slots, but the emphasis is on "little". Just a bit of a tidy up really.

similar FDP post by me on this topic

(This message was last edited by Mick Reid at 07:33 PM, Sep 13th, 2017)

wrnchbndr
Contributing Member
**********
*

New Jersey

I'm back with the otters again
Sep 13th, 2017 08:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've had new Gibson come into the shop that need 3 hours of work and Fenders from Mexico that were done by the Magic Mexican. Warmoth quality and workmanship are first rate. Icing on the cake for just about any guitar is a level and recrown done by someone who knows what they're doing. If you want awesome out of the box buy a PRS or a Taylor.

JJuran
Contributing Member
******

Boston Area

Sep 14th, 2017 03:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yep - What wrnchbndr said ... Warmoth necks do not (in my experience as well) "require further leveling and crowning."

The "new American Strat neck" will be no different. Should play alright once installed correctly, but action won't be optimal.

In either case, if you want your action completely tweaked on a replacement neck, send it to Phil for plek. His work is worth every penny.

Just my 2 cents worth...

martin p.

Westbury NY

I am never unintentionally rude
Sep 14th, 2017 09:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've used 2 of them, one was good, the other had a high fret (not bad though) so I'm not sure if this is statistically significant, or I got unlucky with a bad one, or lucky that I got a good one. they're better than most.

Mick Reid
Contributing Member
****

Australia

American-made in Oz!!
Sep 14th, 2017 10:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

D'oh!! posted in wrong thread...

(This message was last edited by Mick Reid at 05:54 AM, Sep 15th, 2017)

FDP Forum / Guitar Mods, Repairs, and Projects / Fret Work on Warmoth Neck




Reply to this Topic
Display my email address             Lost your password?
Your Message:
Link Address (URL):
Link Title:




Moderators: Chris Greene  Iron Man  reverendrob  

FDP, LLC Privacy Policy: Your real name, username, and email
are held in confidence and not disclosed to any third parties, sold, or
used for anything other than FDP Forum registration unless you specifically authorize disclosure.

Furtkamp.com 
Internet Application Development

Copyright © 1999-2017 Fender Discussion Page, LLC   All Rights Reserved