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Squire Jazz Body + Fender MIM aftermarket neck = good fit?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smklassen0977, Feb 14, 2014.


  1. smklassen0977

    smklassen0977

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  2. MarkoYYZ

    MarkoYYZ Supporting Member

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    Yes - it should be a straight swap-out or replacement for you.

    Break yours, or just want the Fender logo? ;)
     
  3. Snakeman1066

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    I put an After-market MIM Neck on a Squier P Bass body...worked just fine...

    I say go for it!
     
  4. smklassen0977

    smklassen0977

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    Awesome thanks! Yeah, just want the right fit from the same manufacturer .. the logo is a nice plus.
     
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  6. JellinWellen

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    You can get a US one for only 499$....not bad.
     
  7. MarkoYYZ

    MarkoYYZ Supporting Member

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    There are some great necks available here in the classifieds also. Just sayin.
     
  8. awilkie84

    awilkie84

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    I have a MIM P neck from 96 affixed to my Squier P-bass body. It fits just fine. I did have to drill new neck screw holes, though. They were off by a couple millimetres.
     
  9. NYCbassist

    NYCbassist Supporting Member

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    I chose the Filing/sanding route on the body to fix that problem when it arose. I have a thing against drilling extra holes.:)

    I always seem to get a bit too much Gap at the neck pocket with squiers & Fender necks. They work great otherwise. Might just be my dumb luck/Isolated cases. I am seriously considering using my SH neck on a Jazz Body. Nice fat baseball bat neck combined with a sweet Creamy Jazz Tone.
     
  10. awilkie84

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    I drilled the holes in the neck, not the body. :p Filing & sanding wouldn't have helped. The neck was a tight fit in the pocket.
     
  11. NYCbassist

    NYCbassist Supporting Member

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    I understand all that. I just would rather mod a cheap Squire body Vs. The neck itself. ie; loosen up the fit in the pocket.;)
     
  12. awilkie84

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    I like how tight the pocket is. :p I plan on using the neck on a new body, now. So, I'm going to plug & redrill the holes. :D
     
  13. NYCbassist

    NYCbassist Supporting Member

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    The bottom line is it almost always works out pretty well. Just a little tweaking to get the screw holes lined up.
     

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