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Neck Change

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Stumpy6653, Sep 12, 2004.

  1. Stumpy6653


    Sep 12, 2004
    Sacramento, CA
    I have an older pbass body that looks nice and seems to have good sustain. I am looking for information about converting it from a 4-String to a 5-String. (routing for the neck, changing from pbass p/u to jazz p/u's, etc.)

    Can anyone help?
  2. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Well, this is a job left to a pro. The neck pocket will have to be completely reshaped. This is the most major thing besides the pickups. With the neck pocket, it may be a very odd situation to fit a wider neck to that pocket. It my not work, and overhang too much. But the thing is this, you could buy another bass for what you'd spend on conversion.
  3. Stumpy6653


    Sep 12, 2004
    Sacramento, CA
    Thank you. Was not sure about it and thought that I would ask BEFORE I started down this road. :p