Squier med-scale Tele basses: could a 34" neck work?

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  1. takeout

    takeout Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    Kansas City area
    Love the shape, want full-scale. I suspect the main obstacle is a neck pocket match. Anyone tried this?
     
  2. Bobster

    Bobster

    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX
    You might be able to trade the 32" for a 34" inch neck. There are people who want mid-scale basses. I believe you will have to relocate the bridge.

    All the best,

    Bob
     
  3. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 God of Thunder and Rock and Roll Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    You will have to move the bridge further back also.
     
  4. takeout

    takeout Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    Kansas City area
    Yeah, the bridge location I see as being an easy mod.
     
  5. takeout

    takeout Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    Kansas City area
    Anybody got a neck pocket measurement for these?
     
  6. Mine is 62mm or about 2.44". What that means is that you would need to hawg out a little material to get to the Fender standard 2.5" at the pocket.

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    Problem is, there is no material to hawg out on the treble side, so the neck would protrude slightly past the pocket. I suppose you could make the neck heel a little thinner, it wouldn't take a whole lot.

    The cool thing about this bass neck is that there is no fingerboard. The frets are driven right into the maple neck - old school style.

    Teleneck.jpg

    Good luck with it!
     
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