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Fender Precision Necks

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by wafu_vasco, Apr 27, 2009.


  1. Quick question for anybody with experience of modding Fender P-Basses: will any Fender Precision neck fit any Fender Precision body? I saw a Fender USA Precision Deluxe neck for sale, but noticed it has five screw holes for attaching to the body - will it still fit on a standard P-Bass? And for that matter, would it fit to a non Fender P-Bass copy?
    Many thanks!
     
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    No, regrettably they do not all fit the same. I think most non-deluxe 4-bolt necks fit most non-deluxe 4-bolt bodies, but even then it's not a sure thing. As far as non-Fender copies, I think you can expect reasonably good results with aftermarket parts specialists like Warmoth or Mighty Mite, but not from Asian off-brand copies.
     
  3. NOVAX

    NOVAX

    Feb 7, 2009
    Kalifornia
    I'm having good luck with my J neck to P body swaps. MIJ/CIJ and
    MIA seem to play together pretty well. Cannot vouch for P inbreeding
    though- or American standard and deluxe etc.
     
  4. Cool - thanks for the help, both of you. I'm going to go for an entry level MIM standard neck and see if it fits well to the copy body; I'll let you know how it goes.
     
  5. Sinclair

    Sinclair

    Nov 7, 2008
    Germany
    It won't fit without major changes..
    The Fender Deluxe series features 22 vs. 20 frets on standards.
     

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