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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by giddyap, Jan 2, 2019.
MickM is right. Never heard of a Baja going from C to V. Mine was the other way.
Same to me. I can hardly say there's any V on mine. Mostly on the first few frets, and veeeeery soft.
I respectfully disagree as to where the V-ish area is on the 50s MIM Baja. I have 7, played scores and scores on the way to buying these (used to be in very ample supply, before 2009). What V there is is between frets 1-7. IMO the reason you and I are on different pages I suspect is, the V on the Baja is V for Vague. It really is hard to detect and when I put a Baja into the hands of long time players I knew, only half of them would identify it as a V neck in the first place. But there was unanimous agreement that the upper area was the chunky C shape.
My experience is much as above in prder of what I touched: Nocaster, AV52, 50s Baja
Loved them all but the 50s was enough for me
Other thick neck is on my 1956 tribute Epi LP. V good
Once you go big you don't go twig.
Any other shows you like?
Nocaster on right.
I bought one of those all-rosewood necks from WD Music, via Strarosphere, and it's bigger than Nocaster, AV, etc.
1.00" straight U from nut to 12th, like a GE Smith. I love it. When I switch from playing the Marr Jag, or AV64, it feels like a joke neck at first. And I wouldn't call either of those skinny.
Aren't some of the James Burton necks big?
What are the frets like moosie, 6105 or what?
Yeah, thereabouts. Narrow-tall, .050 x .090. 12" radius. But heel adjust rod. I'd have preferred 7.25" but I'm not that fussy, I get used to necks quickly, unless they're butt-skinny.
Overall, just a great neck. Big ol' hunk of rosewood.
Not sure if it's just this one, or rosewood in general, but the neck is *extremely* bright. I've had it on several bodies, including my AV64 which I'm intimately familiar with. It doubles the treble wherever it goes... Even with the darkening effects of a neck humbucker (I play mostly neck), I used 250k pots, plus a parallel resistor to bring effective resistance down to 85k, to darken it up. Sounds just right, now. I tend to like things very bright, but this is ridiculous.
Here's some pics.
Is it a dual acting truss? Im on the hunt for a RR fattie as we speak, so your rec might seal the deal. Thank you Sir!!!
All of a sudden, my nocaster U .86"-.92" feels slim.. I have to try out a 1" in the future.
I know I say this a lot, but if you want Baseball bat necks you can get ones that are CAD CAM'd off of real Blackguard Teles from Musikraft - Mine is based off a 1953 Blackguard serial number 3912. They even have the "Tadeo Taper" on their necks.
They go from soft and hard V's to D, Baseball bat, and U necks. The years span the Blackguard time period. I wanted a 1953 Baseball bat neck because the 1953's are allegedly some of the most sought after Teles in terms of vintage Teles. I couled it iwth a 2 piece swamp ash body, Callaham hardware and Don Mare Hayrides.
Here are the specs across the Musikraft offering: https://musikraft.com/cmspage.php?page_id=41
American Original 50's tele have a very good big neck.
I think it's single acting. Vintage spec and all that. I don't think I've ever owned a neck with dual acting...?
The James Burton Std has a large neck. Not quite a deep as a .97/1" Nocaster but a much fuller
very rounded back shape.
Here's the Stratosphere link, to the WD part. But the price is $20 bucks higher and it's listed with a 9.5 radius and .96 at the first. So, very slightly different...
Yea, I just came off the site. I went ahead and bought it. My norm go to is Musikraft full 1 inch, just had the itch to try something different. Ill let ya know if I like when I get.