I made a great deal on an old mahogany G&L L-1000 sans neck. I then purchased a Warmouth jazz neck to install on it. At the body end, the fretboard on the Warmouth extends past the maple slab of the neck. Apparently on the original G&L, the neck slab continued to the end of the fretboard. Here's my problem: In order to get the proper scale length, I can't set the Warmouth neck tight into the neck pocket. If I mount the neck where I "think" it should be placed, the third mounting screw is about a 1/4" from the end of the neck slab. Can I set the neck tight in the pocket and compensate for the scale length difference by using lighter strings? Have you encountered this problem before? Any suggestions? One other important question. What is the standard scale length for G&L basses and what are the measuring points? Thanks in advance for any help you can give. Peace.