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Fender MIM Cabronita body dimensions (compared to 51 RI precision)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JohnPativens, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. JohnPativens

    JohnPativens

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    Hi guys,

    Did someone here compare the new Fender Cabronitas to a 51 RI precision? Are body profile/width/lenght, heel and joint of the neck the same?
    Anything, numbers, measurements or owner's experience would be helpful.
    Thanks! :)
  2. JohnPativens

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    Here's why I'm asking this.
    I'd like to get one and mod it to have:

    - 51 precision pickguard (the one sold by fender is the 51RI pg)

    - 51 precision control plate (new front cavity should be made)

    - route the pickup cavity to fit a split coil, only in case I shouldn't like the fidelitron.

    It might sound crazy and not worth it, but if everything fits (pickguard above all) it's a great modding platform being available in the color I like. A modern P51 in candy red!
  3. Scotty DelMar

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  4. vdub75

    vdub75

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    for all you're doing there.... just get a dirnt?
  5. JohnPativens

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    Yes, that's what gave me the idea actually.
    There are no guarantees an original 51P pickguard would fit that body. That's why I needed feedback by owners of both.
    It looks great on Photoshop though.

    vdub75, the only Dirnt signature with maple fingerboard is the new Roadworn. Beautiful bass but 1350€ (in EU).. that's more than I'd like to spend on such a simple bass.
  6. vdub75

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    get a squir dirnt and throw a nice neck on it?^^
  7. JohnPativens

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    That's possible, a good finished tele-like maple neck costs as much as that bass itself. I searched for those on allparts and other aftermarket websites a few months ago, but they didn't stock any.
  8. vdub75

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    Get a P-Neck and reshape the headstock? ;-)
  9. kjbrowne

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    A warmoth maple tele neck is 180. If you can put on sunscreen you can do a truoil finish on it.
  10. JohnPativens

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    Might not fit on -not warmoth- basses (different holes etc..)

    vdub75, isn't it easier to just stick a new pickguard on the Cabronita? :p

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