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G&L 5 string Neck pocket vs fender

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Assumer, Jan 12, 2005.


  1. Assumer

    Assumer

    Mar 26, 2003
    Arkansas
    Are they close? Have a G&L neck want to put onto a body. Is the fender neck pocket smaller and can be routed out? Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. dgce

    dgce

    Jun 17, 2001
    Massachusetts, USA
    Well I guess the first thing to look out for are the routes for neck bolts. If we're talking 5-string basses, I'm pretty sure all recent G&L necks are routed for 6 bolts. Now some Fenders actually have 6 bolt routes (the Roscoe Beck model comes to mind) but many still have the traditional 4-bolt routing. So that might be the first issue you have to address.
     
  3. Assumer

    Assumer

    Mar 26, 2003
    Arkansas
    I will probably have to talk to warmoth and see if they will leave the pocket unrouted.
     
  4. dgce

    dgce

    Jun 17, 2001
    Massachusetts, USA
    Good idea unless you don't have a reliable tech you can go to.
     
  5. Assumer

    Assumer

    Mar 26, 2003
    Arkansas
    I actually have a good tech. I can actually do the routing myself, but I am being very lazy at the moment. USA customs said they could do it for an up charge of at least 125.