MIJ neck on MIM body P-bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by supremo, Mar 9, 2014.


  1. supremo

    supremo

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    I own a Fender MIM P bass with rosewood fingerboard.
    I want to replace the neck with a MIJ maple one.
    Will it fit or not?
    The MIJ neck is from vintage 57 RI Fender.
  2. garp

    garp

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    In theory, yes. In reality, it’s tough to know for sure.

    The beauty of Leo Fender’s modular designs is that they were intended for such “swappability.” However, when you’re talking about two different instruments that were built on opposite sides of the planet, I would venture to guess that manufacturing tolerances vary. For example, even if the MIJ neck heel was a perfect fit into the MIM’s pocket, the bolt holes may not be perfectly aligned, necessitating redrilling.
  3. MegaSwing

    MegaSwing Your Obedient Bassist® Gold Supporting Member

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    It ought to. It's a pretty standard fit, within reason. If it doesn't go on, either modify it or try a different one. I'm betting that it does go on.
  4. JimmyThunder

    JimmyThunder Supporting Member

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    I have an MIJ neck on a MIM body
    no problem at all
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