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by dennist
(1 post)
9 years ago

Cracked neck

Anybody have any advice for a cracked neck? It's on my MarkVI, #98,xxx, so it definitely sucks. Should I try to patch it, or should I just try to find a replacement? Should I go with an expensive vintage neck, or an after market? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  1. by Tbone
    (120 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: Cracked neck

    There are many patched necks out there that are still working well but they're not much to look at. FWIW I would have it patched and also seek out either an OEM neck or a good aftermarket. Deal with someone that lets you try out their product. The last thing you need is a neck that plays worse than your original but who knows, you may find "The One"!

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  2. by kskr
    (1 post)

    9 years ago

    Re: Cracked neck

    Sorry to hear that, send me the neck if you're to throw it away :). for me, gas soldering gun (e.g. butane) with solder is the best way for neck which is cracked or leaked. But only if it's not so serious one.

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    1. by Dave Dix
      (421 posts)

      9 years ago

      Re: Cracked neck

      Most necks can be repaired smallcracks can be soldered ,larger ones can be patched and braced if needed, thats the beauty of brass Dave

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      1. by definition
        (963 posts)

        9 years ago

        Re: Cracked neck

        If you do decide to get a new aftermarket neck, most all of the nice ones work with the Mark VI. this includes the peter ponzol necks, the gloger necks, the new Selmer necks, etc

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        1. by Dave Dix
          (421 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: Cracked neck

          If you buy another neck dont get rid of the old one Dave

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        2. by chiamac
          (586 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: Cracked neck

          yeah, that should be able to get fixed, metal can do just about anything you want it to! (just about)

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