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FDP Forum / Fender Bass Guitars and Bass Amps / 1-Piece Maple Neck vs 2-Piece Maple/Rosewood



Who is E. Sandoval?
Dec 11th, 2018 04:24 PM   Edit   Profile  

Which neck would you guys say is best for tone and stability on a Fender bass? A one-piece maple or a two-piece maple/rosewood?

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Dec 11th, 2018 04:28 PM   Edit   Profile  

I think they're both fine, it comes down to what looks better to you.

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Solid state = solid sound+light weight
Dec 13th, 2018 11:09 AM   Edit   Profile  

And look carefully as many newer models are maple with a maple cap!



Who is E. Sandoval?
Dec 13th, 2018 06:09 PM   Edit   Profile  

I always thought that two-piece necks were more stable but have nothing to back that up.

I've owned only one one-piece maple neck and it never had issues. I'm looking at getting a one-piece maple Jazz neck with a dual truss rod adjustment to replace a messed up neck.

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Dec 14th, 2018 06:09 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have had no problems with Dead Spots on Fender American necks with carbon support rods. On Fender Standard less problems with Maple Fretboards vs. Rosewood (not saying Rosewood is bad. I love Rosewood except on a few I have experienced Dead spots. I have experienced less pronounced dead spots on a Fender Standard with Maple fretboard when I put a certain bridge and string on it but got better when I changed strings etc. I understand it has something to do with string note vibration frequency on a particular neck. Also Understand adding weight to the Head-stock can alleviate this.

Now as far as stability. Neck material hardness etc can make one less prone to stability problems. I used to hate Skunk Stripes but since found these also increase stability to some degree. The only basses I have really had a problem with stability are the cheaper SX series of basses made in Indonesia and the Occasional Squier (NOTE: Squiers are better than SX. The Classic Vibe Squiers better than most Typical Squiers but not always true. I was given a 2005 Squier a couple years ago (one of the first made in China) and it was a very good bass). Also once saw a used 2000 series Squier at guitar center a guy was considering that blew away many Fender Standard Series so what I have said (barring the SX) is not always true.

(This message was last edited by Bubbalou at 01:47 AM, Dec 17th, 2018)

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