Maple neck on MIM P

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mr L, Jan 1, 2013.


  1. Mr L

    Mr L

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    Vancouver BC
    So recently i picked up a 60th ann MIM P, fantastic bass for a fantastic price (got it for $250).

    Problem is it has a rosewood fretboard and i am 100% a maple kind of guy.

    Would it be easier for me to just sell the bass and buy one with a maple neck, or buy a maple neck and replace it?

    Never having done a neck swap before would it be difficult? How much do maple necks go for on the street? Would a MIA neck fit on my MIM body?

    Thanks!
  2. MIMJAZZ

    MIMJAZZ

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    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    I would probably sell it or trade it. Depending on the condition you could get a good deal. Just look around for second hand stuff.

    As for necks fitting. Most fender neck pockets are alike. Most as in 90%. You could mix jazz necks and P necks and the heel is the same as standard series (mexicand and american) basses go.
  3. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Supporting Member

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    west suburban boston
    Gonna cost you the same $250 to get a loaded maple neck!

    Mighty mite necks are $100 on eBay unfinished and unloaded.
    Allparts about $160 unloaded and unsprayed. Its a higher quality neck tho. By the time you buy tuners you should be at $250.00.
    MIM has a different size neck pocket than MIA. Make sure you get your measurements right before you buy the wrong neck.

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