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Music Man Sterling Neck on a MIM Fender Jazz?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by reel big bassist, Jul 14, 2002.

  1. reel big bassist

    reel big bassist

    Mar 27, 2000
    Sup Everyone,
    I was wondering If I could put a Musicman sterling neck on my MIM Fender Jazz. The Sterling's neck is perfect for me. Would this be possible? Would there be any intonation problems?

    -Greg P
  2. first i don't think the bolt holes line up....
  3. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    There's also the problem that the Sterling has a 21-fret neck, while the Fender has a 20-fret neck, so the bridge would be in the wrong place.

    You might get away with it IF the bridge could be moved back or had enough to adjustment range to compensate for the 1-fret difference, and IF the neck pockets were the same size, and IF you could get around the problem of the neck bolts being in a different place. That would be IF you could find a Sterling neck to buy, since I don't think Ernie Ball sells them separately.

    Then again, you might think about just getting a Sterling.

  4. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001
    Even if it did, I think the cost and effort would make it less than practical.
  5. Jon Burnet

    Jon Burnet

    Jan 21, 2001
    Memphis, TN
    get a sterling and throw in a neck pick up BAM jazz on roids!
  6. dirk


    Apr 6, 2000
    Memphis, TN
    Or you could buy a Lakland Skyline 44-02.
  7. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    A jazz with hemorrhoids? Ewww! Must be for Nu-Metal!

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