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Essex/SX basses compatible w/ Fender necks?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RonSound, Mar 16, 2009.


  1. RonSound

    RonSound Proud Registered Supporter of Talkbass Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 24, 2008
    owner: RonSound effects and repairs
    Like the title says, are Essex/SX bass bodies compatible with Fender-style necks? I have a Lindert bass neck I'd like to put on a P or J body. I have chance to buy an Essex Jazz pretty cheap and might want to use the body w/ upgraded electronics.
    What wood does Essex/SX use for their basses?
     
  2. Alienation

    Alienation

    Jul 29, 2008
    Midsouth
    Alder for most of the painted bodies.
     
  3. iamthebassman

    iamthebassman

    Feb 24, 2004
    Austin,Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    I have to widen the neck pocket when mounting Fender pickguards on SX basses beacuse the SX necks are wider than Fenders.
     
  4. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

    The neck probably will fit, but not without a bit of shaving of the neck pocket and/or shimming. The SX neck pockets are not consistent from bass to bass, so if the neck fits one tight it may be loose in another. With a little work, it can be done though.
     
  5. dakpluto

    dakpluto

    Oct 14, 2006
    Orlando, FL
    Not a stock swap, but generally not a total pain in the ass either (other than the rare time.)
     

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