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Is there anyway to use a Dirnt neck with a regular P bass body?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by greendayjustin, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. Hey, I have a Fender Mike Dirnt sig. neck thats just sitting around my house. I love the feel of it, and was just wondering if there was anyway to use it with a P bass body I have. The problem is, the Dirnt neck is squared at the heel, and the body has a rounded pocket. Im assuming if I were to connect the two, there would be a gap between part of the neck and body. Is there any way around this?

    Thanks, Justin
  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Have a luthier fill in and reroute the neck pocket.
  3. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    This depends on where the square edge would fall in relation to the neck pocket. If the edge of the dirnt neck would come to innermost part of the neck pocket, then just squaring out the neck pocket would work. This is the kind of thing that a qualified luthier needs to do, otherwise it could end up runing a bass.

    Of course, you could always have the neck heel reshaped as well.