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  • Steel Wool on the neck

    Anyone ever done this? I just did it to my SX Jazz Bass because I heard a lot of people really hate all that poly on their neck. Feels awesome now.
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    I've been thinking about doing this to my PRS Santana SE because I can't stand the overly glossed finish on the neck...
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    • #3
      Always do if it's glossy.

      But for instance, not to a mid-'60s Fender neck. They usually don't need it
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      • #4
        I did it on my first electric, an Epiphone. Worked out fine I think.
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        • #5
          The custom strat I built, I used super glue on the neck for a finish, and I buffed it out with steel wool for a nice satin feel. I think it makes a neck feel less sticky if you knock the gloss off it with steel wool.
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          • #6
            Do it to all my guitars.
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            • #7
              I used super glue on the neck for a finish


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              • #8
                How far down into the neck do you guys go? I just went until it felt smooth, looks a little misty.
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                • #9
                  ummmm.......ALWAYS tape up your pickups with masking or gaffers tape BEFORE you use the steel wool.

                  just speaking from experience
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                  • #10
                    How far down into the neck do you guys go? I just went until it felt smooth, looks a little misty.



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                    • #11
                      I do that to any glossy guitar neck. Usually your hand will buff it out after a few months and you'll have to do it again

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                      • #12
                        ummmm.......ALWAYS tape up your pickups with masking or gaffers tape BEFORE you use the steel wool.

                        just speaking from experience


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                        • #13
                          Use sandpaper bois, like this guy...

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                          • #14
                            I do the opposite, the back of the neck is about the only thing I clean and polish regularly, I like it smooth and shiny.... feels much nicer to me.

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                            • #15
                              "That's what we need, Jack, a little water on the back of the neck and the code."

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