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Converting a Jazz bass into a P/J

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by beam, Oct 6, 2003.


  1. beam

    beam

    Dec 29, 2002
    How do you go about boring out a space for a precision style pickup where the neck pickup would go on a jazz bass?

    I was wondering how much I should be willing to lay out for such a procedure to be done to my jazz bass.
     
  2. The old J pup cavity would be filled with the same or similiar species of wood. Glued in and finished to whatever level would serve the purpose. Then after setting the precise point for the pup, a P pickup template will be attached to the body and the cavity routed with any one of several type of bits.

    That's about all there is to it. Measure twice, plunge cut once!