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changing the neck on a bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by choo5, Apr 17, 2004.

  1. choo5


    Apr 15, 2004
    sydney, australia
    can you switch the neck on a bass with that of another bass?
    ... pls no sarcastic comments im new :bag:
    (bolt on necks)
  2. Yes you can. But..
    There are some things to be considered here:
    1. It will change your tone. (Could be an upgrade though ;) )
    2. It will have to fit. That means the neck has to have the same scale, and it will have to fit the neckpocket. Also the screwholes must be in the same position as on the original neck, and the number of frets must me the same, otherwise the distance to the bridge will cause problems.

    To replace a Fender neck with another Fender neck usually works, but even Fender has made some odd model bassguitars that will not fit other Fender models.

    Hope this helps :bassist:
  3. choo5


    Apr 15, 2004
    sydney, australia
    ah thanks, i was wondering if the necks were mainly interchangeable as i have an old bass here but its compleately unidentified and i was just gonna put a random neck on it...