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Help with replacement neck

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by redsfan73, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. redsfan73


    May 7, 2012
    I have a late 70's Greco Mercury P bass. The neck is so warped though that it's not playable. Will a Fender or Squire neck fit without any modification. I was thinking of changing to a Jazz bass neck if it will fit. Thanks for the help.
  2. BAce


    Jul 31, 2012
    First measure the width of the neck pocket on your Greco. Standard Precision neck pocket dimensions are 2.5" wide, 5/8" deep and 3.875" long. The Jazz Bass and the Precision Bass both use the same neck pocket routing for a rounded heel. The Telecaster bass does not, it has a square heel like a Telecaster guitar.
  3. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    Have you considered this? http://www.warpedneck.com/

    I have used this gentleman's services 3 times, and it works very well. All three necks are still straight. :eyebrow:
  4. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    I'm betting that none are a perfect dimensional match, but pretty guaranteed the screw holes won't line up anyway, so then you're dowling and redrilling.
    Might as well go the Warmoth route since you're most likely having to sand-fit the neck and drilling for the screws anyway. You can measure your neck pocket and check with the measurements on replacement necks from Warmoth.
  5. redsfan73


    May 7, 2012
    I changed my strings to a lighter set and managed to get it adjusted enough so that it is playable. I had Labella Original 1954s (52-110) on it at first and I put on some D'Addario XL nickel round wounds (40-95) that I had laying around to see if it would help. I'm not very fond of the way it sounds now, but at least it's playable. I'm going to order some Chromes (40-95) and see if that helps. Wife won't let me buy a new neck. She says I've spent enough money on "junk" as it is. Pretty sure I can slip a new set of strings past her.