neck decorations....

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the best look for a neck is:

Clay Dots/no binding
15
38%
Pearl Dots/no binding
3
8%
Pearl Dots/with binding
9
23%
Pearl Blocks/with binding
10
25%
Black Blocks/black binding/maple cap neck
3
8%
 
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neck decorations....

Post by zhivago » Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:24 am

any particular preference?

for years I was blocks+binding only.....nowadays, it's all clay dots and unbound brazilian rosewood for me :)
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Re: neck decorations....

Post by chrisjedijane » Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:33 am

I think the dots and binding is really nice - if it was an option on the AVRI's i'd get it.
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Re: neck decorations....

Post by Coronado » Tue Oct 17, 2006 6:54 am

Blocks and binding. Dots and binding would be my second option.

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Re: neck decorations....

Post by mezcalhead » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:19 am

I have a little thing about dots/binding right now .. but clay dots have never really been bettered IMHO.
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Re: neck decorations....

Post by lalalandstudios » Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:31 pm

Although I like them all, I still always go back to clay dots - classic, simple, functional.

(Plus according to the amatuer hour experts over at that other site, you can take neck off that JM and put them on your $trat, saving the JM bodies for "firewood". No one will after know about your little headstock reshaping and redecalling experimentation - and who really cares what that 4 on the neck date stamp is for anyway. 2, 4 whatever.... Mojo to die for. Bell like tone. You know the drill)
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Re: neck decorations....

Post by Mad-Mike » Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:35 pm

1.) Blocks With Binding
2.) Dots With Binding
3.) Unlisted, Black dots, no binding, Maple Fretboard
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Re: neck decorations....

Post by Aug » Tue Oct 17, 2006 6:00 pm

CLAY! CLAY!  ALL THE WAY!

YEAAAAAAAH CLAY!!!

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Re: neck decorations....

Post by sookwinder » Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:08 pm

ok... if we are talking offsets only (JM, jag, bass VI)  then pearl blocks and binding on a  RW neck  is the way to go.

if it has to be a maple neck on a Jazz bass, then pearl blocks and binding also.

don't mind RW/Dots/binding as a second choice on offsets.

Dots alone (no binding) works for me only with strats
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Re: neck decorations....

Post by fuzzjunkie » Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:56 pm

clay, especially slab board clay!

the only time i like the blocks and binding is on a metallic coloured Jag, say CAR or LPB, then it's just over the top enough to be cool!
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Re: neck decorations....

Post by SPudnik » Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:54 pm

Clay/no binding.
I like playing more than looking...

Besides, fret replacement on a bound neck involves a lot more labor.
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Re: neck decorations....

Post by Aug » Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:19 pm

SPudnik wrote: Besides, fret replacement on a bound neck involves a lot more labor.
not really...

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