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51 Reissue P Bass w/ regular P or J neck?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by atauntaun, Apr 21, 2009.


  1. atauntaun

    atauntaun

    Sep 14, 2008
    Alameda, CA
    Endorser Jule Amps Monique
    Here's the deal. I recently picked up up a pretty heavily modded 51 P Reissue here on TB. It's a great bass, however it's fretless and I want a fretted neck for it.

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    Has anyone put a regular style P (non tele headstock) or even a J neck on one these that could post a picture? There is a Moses J neck with an ebony board that I am interested in, but just can't quite picture what it would look like with the different style headstock. Also it will have a PG on it, I just took it off because I am getting a different one made.

    Thanks!
     
  2. LCW

    LCW Banned

    Mar 2, 2009
    OREGON!
    Well your problem will be the heel of the neck needs to be square [ like that most fender or replacement necks are rounded (like that

    anyways thats a sweet bass i wish i would have seen it when it was for sale
     
  3. atauntaun

    atauntaun

    Sep 14, 2008
    Alameda, CA
    Endorser Jule Amps Monique
    Thanks for the reply LCW. It is a pretty cool bass, but I would use it way more if I changed the neck.

    Currently the neck on it is a Warmoth with a rounded heel. It fit's fine but if you look closely there is a gap at the corners. Though it's mostly covered by the over hanging fretboard.
     
  4. LCW

    LCW Banned

    Mar 2, 2009
    OREGON!
    Oh okay , well i think it would look fine with a regular p style headstock on it if i had paint on my computer i could edit a regular headstoc kon it but i dont :(
     
  5. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I've put necks with the rounded heel on a '51 RI body (with the square neck pocket) with no problems. It leaves a slight gap at the corners of the neck pocket that can't be seen from a few feet away.

    If you use a neck with an extended fingerboard, such as a Warmoth, then the gaps are covered by the extension.
     

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