Okay so I know most of you who have seen my older posts have noticed that I’m a bit obsessed with Queen and John Deacon. I currently have a Squier Affinity Precision Bass, but I’ll be getting a new MIM Player Precision Bass for Christmas. I’m going to mod the player Precision Bass to match John’s, with ‘65 replica pickups, Rotosound Jazz bass flats, a new red tortoiseshell pickguard and maybe a new vintage style bridge. The only thing I noticed, is that unless you somehow manage to buy a Fender Japanese Heritage series Precision Bass, Fender doesn’t offer a Rosewood/Pau Ferro/Indian Laurel board with a 7.25 inch radius, (I’m in Canada and it’s hard enough to get a regular American/Mexican fender or Squier so I can’t even imagine how hard it’d be to get a Japanese fender here). I’m trying to mod this bass out to be a very accurate replica of John’s bass because unless I go with a masterbuilt custom shop bass, I’ll never get the details right, (another problem with living in Canada: everything is 30% more expensive here than in the U.S.). I’ve heard of people flattening the radius of their fingerboards from say a 7.25 or 9.5 to a 16 for example, but never the other way around. If it’s possible to do this, I’d most likely use my Squier neck, since the Indian Laurel is much darker than Pau ferro, and that neck already has some dings in the finish so it’ll eventually need to be refinished. I hope some of you can give some advice because it’ll be much appreciated!