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FDP Forum / The Lefty Forum / Should I replace the neck on my Carvin Bolt?

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littleuch
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Dec 28th, 2017 01:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"HEY NOW! :oD"

Well, I'm speaking from my personal experience. I had a TL60T (I believe you did too). Just didn't do it for me.

LeftyMeister

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Dec 28th, 2017 02:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I agree! Mine is long gone.

I got teased incessantly at FDP jams for my 'pointy guitars'.

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Dec 28th, 2017 02:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Take a pointy guitar to a jam and let the naysayers have their fun.

And then wipe the floor with 'em and their Costume Shop Fenders. That's my policy!

haha

Yep, a Carvin Bolt neck pocket is identical spec as Fender Strat. Get yourself a Warmoth neck with the *exact* specs you like. It will be better playing and better sounding than a duct-tape-and-bubblegum approach using the existing neck.

LeftyMeister

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Dec 28th, 2017 02:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks, Peegoo. I'll look into a 9" radius.

Does anyone have experience with a compound radius neck?

Leftee
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Dec 28th, 2017 03:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I’ve got one on my Warmoth Strat build. I like it a lot and would do it again.

Leftee
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Dec 28th, 2017 04:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

To add, it's a "weird" (non-standard) neck that I like... a lot.

Big Strat headstock, 1.75" nut, '50s profile and alloy frets that are gold in color and almost as hard as SS.

Leftee
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Dec 31st, 2017 04:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Warmoth has in-stock lefty necks that start at $157. And you get to pick your frets and tuner holes.

LeftyMeister

Buckeye Country, USA

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Dec 31st, 2017 05:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks, Eric! That's not a bad option. The neck is a standard thin. I prefer a beefier neck but it's no different than my current neck.

Modern

Leftee
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Dec 31st, 2017 05:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Every once in a while a fatter neck profile shows up. Most are the thin c though.

Leftee
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Dec 31st, 2017 05:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Check out my thread in the guitar mods forum. I bought one out of there last night.

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Dec 31st, 2017 06:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"If I need to spend $300 for a neck, maybe I'd take my chances on this (Leftee posted earlier)..."

Not to discourage you from modding the Carvin, but I can vouch for the quality and value-for-money of the G&L Tributes.

They're MII and very well made. I own a Fallout and had a S-500 (regret that sale now).

The mod with the neck is your most economical, but thought I'd throw out my opinion on the "new guitar" option. (ie: enable)

FTW re: "...experience with a compound radius neck?"

Mine (Warmoth 10-16") didn't take any adjusting to and didn't really feel any different than standard radius to me, but I'm NOT a shredder that would really be working a lot in the 16" neighbourhood...


LeftyMeister

Buckeye Country, USA

Tone is in the lingers
Dec 31st, 2017 07:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks, Mick! I would jump on the G&L but I'm just not a fan of the blueburst.


Leftee
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Dec 31st, 2017 08:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If my new neck works out there will be a free neck coming your way if you want it. :-)

LeftyMeister

Buckeye Country, USA

Tone is in the lingers
Jan 1st, 2018 07:41 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Say what? :o)


Leftee
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Jan 1st, 2018 08:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Happy new year!

Yeah, if this neck works on the guitar I’m thinking about I’ll have a spare neck. I don’t need to keep that around.

LeftyMeister

Buckeye Country, USA

Tone is in the lingers
Jan 1st, 2018 11:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Which neck? Which guitar?

Leftee
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Jan 1st, 2018 12:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Not sure yet. :-)

LeftyMeister

Buckeye Country, USA

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Jan 1st, 2018 02:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It's a generous offer either way. :o)

I'm thinking rosewood for the Carvin. I'm not sure how maple would look with the tung oil finish.

Leftee
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Jan 1st, 2018 02:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I’ve got a maple neck on a tung oiled body.

Here

LeftyMeister

Buckeye Country, USA

Tone is in the lingers
Jan 1st, 2018 04:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That looks sweet!

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