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Help and advice about JAzz Bass neck

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gualo, Dec 9, 2005.


  1. Gualo

    Gualo

    Dec 9, 2005
    Mexico!!
    Endorsing Artist: Fender Mexico, Swr Amps, Jimmy Wess Strings
    Hi, i need help with this...
    i recently bought a Fender jazz bass deluxe with 20 fret neck... its great and sounds too good, but i´ve always played with 22 or 24 fretted necks so, here something missing...
    i want to know if i can place a 22 fret neck in my fender jazz, because some people told me that isn´t possible due to the bass neck scale and some things like that...
    i´d like to know if its possible to place this 22 fret neck in my 20 fret jazz bass, and how can i make it..

    im thinking place a BadAssII bridge maybe this will help.
    please. i hope someone can orient me.

    Gualo
     
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    You can buy 22 fret necks as a direct replacement. The extra two frets hang over the body, though, and they're not real easy to get to. But they do work and the good ones won't develop ski jumps easily.
     
  3. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    You want the type of neck JimmyM is reffering to. If you get a Fender neck that has more than 20 frets, it will physically fit, but you will not be able to intonate it.
     
  4. Navybass

    Navybass

    Mar 12, 2005
    Norfolk, Va.
  5. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    Michigan