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Converting a three bolt neck to a 4. Good idea or not?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Blackbird, Dec 8, 2001.


  1. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    I have recently bought an old G&L neck which I plan to use on a frankenbass project. The snag is that the neck is a three-bolt type, while the body's set up for four bolts. I have a friend who used to work for Modulus who can do any necessary mods, but I'd like some opinions about the project. Is modifying the neck a good idea or should I just get a different neck?
     
  2. bertbassplayer

    bertbassplayer Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    DFW, TX
    I've seen people do what your talking about, before without any problems. The only thing that would affect it, would be resale value.
     
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Hm, they'll never know, unles they take off the neck.
     
  4. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    instead of putting another hole in the neck, why not put another hole in the body, to make it 3 bolt? i would think the body could handle the potential extra stress caused by such a situation better than the neck could.