NND (New Neck Day): Allparts TMTF-FAT

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by d-rock, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. d-rock

    d-rock Tele-Meister

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    Hi all. I've been looking around for a well priced chunky neck. I've got long, skinny fingers and thin necks just don't do it for me.

    I purchased an Allparts TMTF-FAT. The acronym stands for Telecaster Maple Thin Finish - FAT. The specs are as follows...
    21 tall modern frets (.080" x .053")
    Solid maple neck with thin semi-gloss finish
    9.5" radius
    Nut width 1-5/8"
    Neck thickness .97" at first fret, 1.0" at twelfth fret (chunky)

    Here it is fresh out of the box
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    Check out the thickness...
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    I noticed that there is a good bit of tinted amber overspray on the frets...

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    So I set out to remove them with some steel wool and some elbow grease...Check out the difference from the two two frets (polished) and bottom two (still with some overspray)
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  3. d-rock

    d-rock Tele-Meister

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    I'm going to be installing the neck on this guitar...

    MJT one-piece swamp ash white blonde body
    Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro w/4-way switch
    Fender Road Worn neck

    The current neck is nice, just want something bigger...

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    The two necks next to each other for color comparison...
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    Next up this weekend: tuners, string tree, nut installation then drilling the neck screw mounting holes...stay tuned...
     
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  4. brookdalebill

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    I’ve had a few of those.
    Great stuff!
     
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  5. bender66

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    Just got done putting 2 of those (a maple & a RW) back into a box after checking a neck route spec on a body. Love the size of those things.

    The overspray isn't an issue. Can scratch it off with a finger or just play it away.
     
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  6. d-rock

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    For anyone looking to buy one of these necks, it's listed as a semi-gloss finish but I would classify it firmly as matte finish.

    This doesn't bother me at all since the body it's going on has a very light relic - kind of a closet classic.
     
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    Is that a road worn neck on it ?
     
  8. Flaneur

    Flaneur Friend of Leo's

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    I have one of these. If the frets were a little shorter and fatter, it would be perfect, for me (and it's already very good).
     
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  9. d-rock

    d-rock Tele-Meister

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    Yes it is
     
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    Do you think the frets are okay right out of the box
    I bought a allparts neck that needed fret work
     
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    I’m sorry I’m one of those speed readers

    I just noticed you said what neck it was in the post
     
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    I like the AllParts necks.

    I've had a couple of the "fat" ones too, and for the price, they'd be hard to beat.

    They were all 3 definitely playable right out of the box, but from my experiences just about any new neck benefits from a proper level and dress.


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  13. theprofessor

    theprofessor Friend of Leo's

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    Those Allparts necks are nice, but I LOVE the 50's Road Worn necks! Enjoy the new Allparts. It will be good.
     
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    The frets seem to be okay out of the box. The fretboard end could benefit from a little sanding or 'rolling' Frets aren't super sharp or sprouting but could definitely be improved but rounding the edges.
     
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    I took advantage of the family out of the house yesterday morning and worked on the neck. I needed to ream the tuner holes a bit with a round file. It's tedious work since I don't have a drill press with the right sized bit.

    I also drilled the neck mounting holes, fitted the nut and had to slightly sand the edges of the neck where it meets the body.

    I am really pleased with how it turned out. The neck fits my hand much better and is more comfortable to play. I was really surprised at the amount of increased sustain with the guitar. I wasn't expecting that to be so pronounced. The guitar also seems to have more low mids.

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    I have one of those on my first partscaster and I love it.
    Totally agree that it increases sustain.

    if you like that, try out the Warmoth boatneck, it is nice and fat, but has a V shape. So fat at the center , but tapers as it gets to the edge of the fingerboard. I should have gotten one years ago.

    great looking guitar by the way
     
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  17. Chunkocaster

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    Nice neck, that finish is a pita to get off the sides of the frets. I had to do mine a few times because the frets would look clean but when sighting down the neck they would look orange again. I eventually gave up trying and just played the thing.:)

    Allparts necks are all I buy but i'm tempted to try a Hosco or generic new MIJ neck because I suspect they are all from the same factory and the later two run a bit cheaper locally here.
    I do wish more of the Allparts ebay necks were fitted with jumbo frets rather than the tall skinny ones.
     
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  18. dented

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    I have an AllParts, not a Fat though. Some other guy stepped all over it first. It's on the Fiesta red in my avatar. Definitely one of my favorite necks.

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    Got any plans for the old Road Worn neck?
     
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    Awesome! I'm looking at one of the TMO-C necks ( the big thick necks are not my thing), so it's great to hear that the Allparts necks are nice choices.
     
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