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Replacement neck for old Ibanez Lawsuit Jazz Bass copy?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by 2meterbassman, Jan 22, 2013.


  1. 2meterbassman

    2meterbassman

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    Hi folks,

    there are still some parts of my first bass in my basement.
    My first bass was an Ibanez Jazz Bass copy of 1978.
    I changed the pickups to Di Marzios, they fitted perfectly.
    I mounted a Badass bridge on it - I had to dig a bit out of the body to install it

    But then I didn't stop modifying it - so it happened, that there are no other parts left.

    Only the body, the Di Marzios (from 1979 I think) and the Badass bridge is in here.
    Now I think about installing a replacement fretless neck on it, to make a kind of Jaco style bass out of it.

    My question: does someone have experiences with installing an original Fender size neck on one of those old Ibanez lawsuit bodies? Will it fit?

    Originally, it was a bass like this:
    http://www.gophoto.it/view.php?i=ht...ds/2012/05/ibanez-Jazzbass01.jpg#.UP8yRGeOfwA

    Called "Ibanez Silver Series" 2365b, year 1978.

    Thx for your help
     
  2. tbplayer59

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    I installed an Ibanez Silver Series p bass neck on a Fender body. It was a bit too narrow. I had to shim it. This would mean a Fender neck would be too wide on an Ibanez body. Hope this helps.
     
  3. 2meterbassman

    2meterbassman

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    Thx pal,
    so - was it about 1 mm or more?
    If it's only a little bit, I could take away some wood from the body...

    Thx & Greetz from germany
     
  4. tbplayer59

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    Between 1 and 2mm I'd guess. Good luck with the project. Let us know how it turns out.
     
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  6. 2meterbassman

    2meterbassman

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    I found a fretless neck in Fender size for a good price.
    A friend of mine is a carpenter, he has all the machines I need and allowes me to use it.
    But first of all I have to strip the body from all those colour tries of the last 35 years...;-)

    I think, dark winered with visible grain and clearcoat will be a nice combination with the maple/rosewood neck.

    I wll post pictures, when it's all done.

    Thx again, mate!
     

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