Doing my first neck swap on my rescue bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by gotly, May 1, 2019.


  1. gotly

    gotly

    Jun 28, 2010
    Seattle, WA
    I have this Mexican made P bass (sat for 10 years in a friends closet) that came in pretty bad condition. I call it my rescue bass because I adopted it. I swapped the pickguard and pickups, did a new setup, but never touched the truss rod. I changed string gauges recently and wanted a little more neck relief. To my surprise, the truss rod was stripped! Nothing was left to turn. My allen wrenches wouldn't catch.

    So I figured I'd just swap the neck! After the neck swap, the only thing stock on this thing will be the bridge. I might also go for some sweet black tuners.

    Looking up the serial number on Fender's website says it's a "Standard Precision Bass" 2001-2008. Serial number is MZ1105XXX.

    Any suggestions on a neck replacement? It doesn't have to be Fender, but it has to be rosewood. I hate maple. Their neck replacements on Fender's website only have two rosewood options and they each cost more than a brand new Mexican P bass. Seems a bit excessive!

    Ideally I'm looking for something pre-fretted and pre-finished. I don't have a wood shop or a lot of room to do real woodworking. I'm looking for something I can swap in, add some tuners, file the nut and call it a day.


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  2. Did you try one of these guys:
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    or something like the Gripper Truss Rod Wrench.
     
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  3. gotly

    gotly

    Jun 28, 2010
    Seattle, WA
    Not yet, but the neck is in pretty rough shape for other reasons. Dings on the front and back, frets aren’t level, etc. Plus I kind of want to replace the last piece of stock equipment. Make it totally custom. Ya know?
     
  4. basstones

    basstones Supporting Member

    May 24, 2005
    Houston, TX
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  5. funkinbottom

    funkinbottom Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    Northern CA.
  6. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    if cost is a concern: i'd have to go with the mighty mite necks = they're highly competent...and cheap! good luck with your neck(s)! :thumbsup:
     
  7. kbraker510

    kbraker510 Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2008
    Stratosphere?
     
  8. jeff62

    jeff62 Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    Central FL
    Warmoth. Buy something that’s in stock and the prices are pretty good. Great quality.
     
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    lokikallas Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2010
    los angeles
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