I'm still pretty new to bass guitars, and I've done some research, and I have a fender by squire jazz bass, and I wanted to do it my project to transform it into an actual jazz bass! I figured since I've replaced the pickup tone knob controller, pickups, and strings (fender 7250HM) and I've done research on what I wanted. I also got a amplifier (a Marshall Park series "G10 MK.II" 40 watts) which has a boost switch which I figured is for bass guitars because when I leave it on my bass guitar sounds great and it has no sound problems. So my question here is I've been wanting to replace the neck of my bass guitar to maple (I've researched wood quality and that fits the description of what I'm looking for
) and I've stumbled to this which questions my intentions,
"Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
I am a luthier.
Solid body guitars have no tone. The thing that matters most is "does the neck make a solid connection to provide resonance". Secondly, everything needs to be lined up accurately. Thirdly, your intonation must be perfect (as possible) and the guitar must be set up so the strings are as close to the pickups as possible......But most importantly, on an electric guitar, you gotta have great electronics!"
"The species of the wood doesnt matter what does matter is how the neck and body resonate together.
If you have ever had a guitar and could never get it to sound good even after many different sets of pickups the neck and body are not a good match and until one of them is changed that guitar wont sound good."
(This post is found here, http://www.tdpri.com/forum/bad-dog-c...tters-not.html
and it regards regular guitars)
So do the bodies and necks of bass guitars have to be the same to prevent resonance and other unwanted noises and will this get me any closer to making my squire sound like the real deal? The reason why I have a squire is because I'm running on a budget
Your help will be very much appreciated, THANK YOU