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Moses graphite neck

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by dogmeat, Nov 30, 2020.

  1. dogmeat

    dogmeat Friend of Leo's

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    ...so, a friend gave me this T type Moses graphite neck. it's got some damage to one of the screw holes but I can fix that no problem. my question is... what do you fine people know about them? I searched the net and got not very much other than they are out of business. thanks all
     
  2. mtglick

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    I have a baritone Moses neck on a HH import generic body. Not sure how much this helps you, but I can give you my experience with the neck. It's got a unique sound, even accounting for it being a baritone there are certain frequencies damped--in some respects, it has kind of a "scooped" tone--the mids are a little soft, sounds kind of like rosewood on mahogany but with more attack and slightly less sustain. When I get around to rebuilding something with it, I'm probably going to use a very distinct pickup voice--subtle nuances get lost acoustically, at least to my ears, but the sound is good, just a little shifted in frequency. Will probably experiment with an active pickup where I can wring a little more out of the signal.
     
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    dogmeat Friend of Leo's

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    hmmmmmm doesn't sound like "me". thanks a ton. keep it coming people
     
  4. Peegoo

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    They came out in the 80s when 'alternative' materials like aluminum necks, brass nuts, headless stuff, etc., were all the rage. A bunch of pro players used them--mostly bassists. The guitars and basses I handled that had 'em seemed quite heavy.
     
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    yep... kinda heavy.
     
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    dogmeat Friend of Leo's

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    .... so is this thing worth dinkin' with or should I off it to a stranger?
     
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    Don't take our word for it...do you like it?

    If it fits your hand and plays great, our opinions are just background chatter. You can fis the boogered-up neck screw hole with black epoxy and some Fiberglas mat clippings.


    Graphite and aluminum necks never really caught on with the playing public; while they are an ideal neck material from an engineering POV...very stiff and stable, unlike wood they have a cold, artificial feel to them. I have a Kramer 450G from the early 70s with the aluminum neck. It is a tone machine, but it's a boat anchor and the neck does make the hand cold. It's like sitting on a brass toilet seat.
     
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