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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-13-2002, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Neck back sanding?

I read the Jemsite mod for sanding the back of the neck to remove the shiny coating and it sounds like a great idea. Is it safe to do this mod on a Jem7DBK with the bubinga "skunk stripe" truss rod reinforcement? Or will the difference in wood types make the neck feel strange? Thanks for any info.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-13-2002, 07:14 PM
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If you sand it light enough, you shouldn't go all the way to the wood, or is that your intention?
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-13-2002, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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I thought the idea was to go all the way down to the wood to make the neck feel faster like the unfinished necks on the Jem10, Peavey Wolfgang, some Jacksons, and the Zakk Wylde Les Paul?
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Some just like a light sand and others like to go all the way.

You MAY feel a difference in the wood. I would sand it really smooth ending with steel wool to make it as un-noticable (to feel) as possible. Shouldn't diminish the integrity of the neck, either ;-)
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-23-2002, 09:50 AM
 
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hey cool...i'm currently sanding the neck of my jem 333 too.....i dont know what grade of paper i used....but the neck feels ....powdery now.....maybe it'd be better after i use steel wool on it??
please suggest again the sand paper grade to use..??
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-23-2002, 10:55 AM
 
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if you sand it with a fine enough paper ie: polish it all out, you'll never notice the difference in the wood, even if you don't polish it all out, you probably won't notice any difference to be honest. They are both hard woods, the only thing your going to feel texture wise is the sanding scratches left in the neck.
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if you sand it with a fine enough paper ie: polish it all out, you'll never notice the difference in the wood, even if you don't polish it all out, you probably won't notice any difference to be honest. They are both hard woods, the only thing your going to feel texture wise is the sanding scratches left in the neck.
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