Geddy Lee Neck, PU's, Bridge onto Squier VM Jazz body?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rollyolly, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. rollyolly

    rollyolly Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2011
    I've got a Fender Geddy Lee Jazzer. Love the neck. But I REALLY love the look of the Squier VM 70's Jazz.

    If I found a used Squier, could I seamlessly transfer my GL neck, all electronics, and bridge onto the Squier body? Would it all fit without jimmy-rigging it?

    I'm a pretty handy guy, but I've never done this before.
  2. Geroi Asfalta

    Geroi Asfalta Guest

    Aug 23, 2011
    You can always refin.....but czech out the modified squier thread, multiple squiers with fender necks.
  3. bigscore1000


    Mar 6, 2004
    Why would you decrease the value of your Geddy by parting it out and transplanting in a Squier??? especially the neck!!

    No disrespect to a Squier...1 of my basses is a CV P Squier ..

    Just buy a used Squier VM for $200 instead of destroying you MIJ Geddy

    Just my opinion....

  4. DigitalMan

    DigitalMan Bring Back Edit/Delete

    Nov 30, 2011
    Bay Area, CA
    Just going from memory here, but I don't think the pickups are the same size. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong but I thought the MIM Squiers use the same size neck and bridge Pup whereas the Geddy uses a more traditional arrangement with the bridge pickup slightly longer than the neck.

    And the pick guard and control plate holes won't line up so plan on using those items from the Squier as well.
  5. Batmensch


    Jul 4, 2010
    Media, PA.
    What he said. Just get the Squier, it's a really good bass, would be a great back up to your Geddy. No need to break up your GL. Probably cheaper in the long run anyway.
  6. labrador

    labrador Guest

    Apr 12, 2012
    You are going to totally devalue your Geddy Lee bass. They go for over a thousand now and hold there value well. I've been playing bass for around 30 years and have seen basses totally devalued due to a MOD job all my equipment is something I played loved and kept fully stock. So instead of a mod job how bout looking for another bass.
  7. Geezer79

    Geezer79 Guest

    Oct 30, 2011
    I have to agree. I understand the urge to modify a bass and do your own thing to it, but buy a squier and mod the hell out of it. Nobody is gonna miss that if it goes bad. You'll realy kick yourself down the road if you change the Jazz. Just enjoy it for what it is and use it as an inspiration for what you can make later. Patience.
  8. Exactly!!! I agree with bigscore. Op, I understand what you are saying about the neck. However if ya do that a little part of me may die, Lol! However it is your bass and ya can do what you like with it.
  9. Batmensch


    Jul 4, 2010
    Media, PA.
    The thing is, you might end up not wanting (it certainly doesn't NEED it, IMO) to mod the Squier, it's that good.
  10. dave_bass5


    May 28, 2004
    London, UK.
    I say go for it. Its nothing you cant reverse if you need to.
  11. Labi


    Jun 14, 2006
    Apart from the refin suggestion mentioned here, swapping bodies and electronic parts will in no way decrease the value of your Geddy. Of course if you keep the original body aside for the reverse mod if you plan to sell your Geddy in the future that is. Still I wouldn't do it.