#1
OK, as everyone probably knows, I love my Spector to death. The problem I'm having, though, is that the neck is too chunky. I've thought about getting it sanded down a bit and refinished (not by me of course, i'd get a professional to do it. I don't trust myself. At all). That might work because I don't think the string spacing is that big a problem for me. I mentioned this idea to my mom and she pointed out that this would kill the collector's value. I don't mind though, because no matter how desperate for cash I am, I would only sell it to someone who would actually play it. I figure reducing the collector's value might be a good thing. Still, I have some questions:

1. how well would this actually work? I mean it will only take some girth out of the neck, though I think that's the biggest issue here. Still I'm not sure, because my hands are sort of medium-smallish, and I just prefer really, really small necks.
2. That would reduce the weight of the neck. will that effect the balance at all?
3. would it make the neck less durable or stable?
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#2
Im pretty sure it wont effect the balance much, but if it does, thats easily fixed right
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#3
well hows your fretting technique? maybe thats why it feels so chunky
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#4
^ I knew someone would ask that. My fretting technique is ok, it could use a little work, but I don't think it's enough to make a huge difference
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You're going to need to refinish it. Otherwise, it should be fine.
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#6
if you sand down your neck is it required you need a new finish? if you just left i without a finish would it affect anything?
#7
well i reckon before you do anything, get your fretting technique as good as you can possibly get it before you do anything
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#8
^ ya, not a bad idea.

Also, to everyone who said I need to refinish it...

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not actually the best idea some truss rods are located very close to the back of the neck and i mean very close
you must make sure i is a do able process first
i do belive it will effect the neck weight but if its only a small part you want sanded down it wont be too much of a problem
and again going back to the truss rod it will make the neck less stable just get a pro setup because the bass is not designed for having less wood there and the tension if added too much could snap the neck it very uncommon but possiblilty depends on the quality of workmanship on the original building and the altering
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