#1
By that, I mean that they have an unfinished neck and pickups you can rest your thumb on. I played a friend's Rickenbacker 4003 yesterday and surprisingly didn't like it at all. I'm looking for a $400-$600 price range.
#2
Ibanez sr?
Warwick?
maybe ltds?

not sure about prices though
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#3
most Ibanez will feel like yours, a Warwick would take it farther than that.

btw- I'm not a Ric guy either.
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Well, it really isn't hard to sand the finish off a neck. Several grades of sandpaper + sanding ability is all you need.

And I think the only bass I've ever played that with pickups that I couldn't rest my thumb on was a P bass.

I wouldn't really want to have to sand down a neck of a guitar. And I have this thing where it's hard for me to customize stuff I've bought.
#8
If the budget is tight, look at warwick rockbasses...

I dont know what they retail for over the ditch
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Well, it really isn't hard to sand the finish off a neck. Several grades of sandpaper + sanding ability is all you need.

And I think the only bass I've ever played that with pickups that I couldn't rest my thumb on was a P bass.


Sanding the finish off a neck is a mistake, most of the time.

Check the info from the warmoth webpage (© warmoth):

To Finish or Not to Finish?
All our necks are dipped in an oil based penetrating sealer which is compatible with virtually all secondary finishes. This provides enhanced stability; however, it is not adequate protection for playing. We strongly recommend you apply a hard finish to all Maple, Mahogany, and Koa necks. Oils do not validate our warranty requirements. We understand the attraction of raw or lightly oiled necks. They feel fast and are not sticky. Unfortunately, they are much more susceptible to moisture related warping and twisting. Our experience is that hard finished necks seldom warp. Less than 1 out of 200 (0.5%) are returned for warpage. Raw or oiled necks don't fare as well. About 10% are rendered useless from the torture. The more acidic your perspiration, the higher the odds are against you.
If you must play a raw neck, that's cool; it's ok. A neck is just a tool. Just be aware of the risk. If yours does the pretzel act, we don't want to hear about it."
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Sanding the finish off a neck is a mistake, most of the time.

Check the info from the warmoth webpage (© warmoth):


yes, because warmouth are going to sue you for not mentioning that their site belongs to them

I have had a few basses without a 'hard' finish on the neck and it's never bothered me. You just have to know how to maintain it
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I've never had a problem with necks I've sanded the finish off. As said, if you know how to maintain it, there's no problem.


Yeh, i took the finish off my Schecter and it made it feel so much better.
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