Convert am std to 63 p

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bluejayway82, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. bluejayway82

    bluejayway82 Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2011
    so.. I was wondering, aside from swapping out the pickup, what could I do to get my am std to convert to a av63?
    I'm not too worried about changing out the neck or the frets, more think whether I'd change the pots etc..
    Or is it a waste of time/ money?
  2. xroads


    Nov 6, 2012
    Here are the differences that come to my mind within 10 seconds:
    - neck
    - tuners
    - body lacquer
    - PUs

    It is pretty much a different bass, so yes, waste of time.
    Why would you want to do this?
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  3. BassmanM


    Feb 17, 2011
    Hamburg, Germany
    Different nut width too.

    Sell the Am St and buy a 63. I see absolutely no sense in the conversion...
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  4. 2cooltoolz

    2cooltoolz i support licensing Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Lake Conroe, TX
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  5. TMARK


    Jan 10, 2012
    Richmond VA
    The bridge too. Totally different basses.
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  6. I have toyed with the idea of a gold guard, on my American Standard Precision and thumbrest.
  7. elgranluis


    Feb 14, 2003
    Vail, CO
    If you are ok with the neck and frets, then youd only need the tuners and the bridge (and pup). I think that would get you 98% there soundwise. The neck will never feel the same , but you could always make it thinner front to back for a real 60s b neck feel ( which was a real option).