Removing inlays from replacement necks?

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  1. jwade

    jwade Doooooooooom

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    So I just found a whole bunch of BC Rich NJ & Platinum series replacement necks for sale for $10 each. I can't find any info online at the moment as to whether the inlays on the nj and platinum series are MOP or pearloid. I'm wondering if it would be worth buying a few to try pulling out the crown inlays to use on something else.

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    I'm thinking that it's probably unlikely to be actual MOP, but I'm curious if it would be worth trying to get some inlays for cheap.
     
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    Salvaging the inlay would be quite hard I assume.
    It will be a lot less work to cut them yourself I think.

    But 10$ necks? damn...
     
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    Ten bucks a neck.. pffst.. where's our world going at these rates.. ;)
    Yes, I have of course heard of cool sales; lucky shoplifters.. :lol:
     
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    Even if you could salvage the inlays... and assuming they were actual MOP.... they would have been sanded to the radius of the neck... thus reducing the thickness of the inlay.... this would essentially make it nearly impossible to re-inlay said pice without sanding through while radiusing the new neck... long story short... I don't think it's possible... you can buy real MOP on ebay for fairly cheap... I would say that's the better option here....

    and yeah... $10 necks... but that headstock.... ewwww.....
     
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    Headless builds? :idea:
     
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    Pikka Bird Vaya Con Cornholio

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    Not a bad idea at all. You just lop off the head and attach a headpiece with a hole for the truss rod access and that should be it.
     
  7. jwade

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    I might as well snag a couple, worst case I just salvage truss rods or use the necks to experiment on.
     
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    MoonJelly a subtle stinging sensation..

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    Wish I knew where to find some $10 necks...I'd just use them for mods/r&d. I'd probably buy all of them!
     
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    Good lord, I'd buy every single one and put them on ebay for $60. Profit.
     
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    I love BC Rich...i'd buy a few...damn why i don't have that store close to me?
     
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    $10? thats insane. I wonder if the store will profit and how much if they all sell. If nothing else, buy them as practice pieces for doing your own inlay and re-fretting work on.

    As for the inlay, pass on that idea. Do it right starting with brand new full thickness blanks.
     

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