Body Swap??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Moreau, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. Moreau


    Jan 3, 2006
    So I am looking at SX basses for travelling, and cant help but notice they have Alder bodies. I currently have a 12 year old MIM Jazz bass that has what I recall being a Basswood body. Does this sound right? If so, I am thinking that the Alder SX body has better tone than a Basswood MIM body. Assuming the work on the SX is up to snuff, would it make sense to swap the bodies, so I have my fender neck on the SX body? I am going to de-fret the SX neck when i get home from travelling. Thanks
  2. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    There was some discussion about the interchangeability of Fender and SX bodies and necks, and IIRC, the bolt holes are located differently and there's a little bit of size difference.

    Wait for it to arrive and you'll see which sounds better.
  3. Minger


    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    You may be better off just doing a pickup swap if you think it sounds bad...and try that. Mine came perfectly set up, and it sounds great...