#1
I was playing my Stingray today, and noticed that the neck bends (back) almost too easily, and I was worried that something might be wrong. It's 21 years old, so something might be going bad. The neck profile is very wide and flat, like a P-bass, but flatter. I compared the 'rays "bendiness" to my Mexican J, and it seems to be weaker. Any ideas?

I never, ever do neck bends on my basses. Ever. it's stupid, pointless, and wrecks good instruments. I just noticed that when I started playing low notes, I was going sharp, and then realized that the neck was bending back a little. Should it bend that easily? I hold my bass pretty high, so when I go down to 1st position, I put some, but not much strain on the neck.
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#2
Neck bending is not stupid, pointless, OR wrecks necks. When done PROPERLY.

Billy Sheehan uses neck bends, in conjunction with his D-tuner to a hit a low B.

I use them cos they're fun and look cool.

Hell, the Billy Sheehan book I'v got tells you how to do them.
#3
Make sure the screws are tight, and maybe take off the neck and put a newer one on.

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Neck bending is not stupid, pointless, OR wrecks necks. When done PROPERLY.

Billy Sheehan uses neck bends, in conjunction with his D-tuner to a hit a low B.

I use them cos they're fun and look cool.

Hell, the Billy Sheehan book I'v got tells you how to do them.


I don't [quite think that was the point of this thread. I say, take it to a luthier, or a shop or whatever. I know I've mentioned that a lot lately, but it's not really possible for anyone to help you without holding it in their hands.
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I don't [quite think that was the point of this thread. I say, take it to a luthier, or a shop or whatever. I know I've mentioned that a lot lately, but it's not really possible for anyone to help you without holding it in their hands.


Nor do I, lol... I really should go to bed