Squier Mike Dirnt neck swap

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by brettus1963, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. brettus1963


    Apr 19, 2016
    Gday, I recently bought a Squier Mike Dirnt tele bass.
    Long story short, the neck is bowed and the truss rod is 'maxed out'.
    I have a Squier affinity P bass so have swapped necks, they are both the save width and the screw holes lined up, but tele neck is square, affinity is rounded.

    The neck fits snuggley in the pocket, screw holes line up & it seems to play OK (needs to be set up) but I'm curious that as its not 100% squared off against the body, does this have any detrement to the sound or feel (vibration)?
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2016
  2. Mosstone


    Jun 20, 2009
    No... You're good. A lot of people will kick up a fuss about full wood-on-wood contact in the neck pocket, but I don't think it makes a whit of difference.

    I also don't believe in the 'tonewood' myth.
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  3. yodedude2

    yodedude2 Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2005
    san antonio, texas
    it is a synergistic thing. if it sounds like crap, then yes. if it sounds and plays great, then no.

    as an aside, i am a great believer in the benefits of threaded inserts and true bolt-on necks. i believe this goes a long way to eliminate any issues with neck pocket fit.

    as another aside, put your ear against the body of the bass and hit a few notes. hear/feel that? then it is good :cool:
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  4. Pocket4

    Pocket4 Supporting Member

    Dec 9, 2013
    New Hampshire
    If Mike didn't, I guess I would.
  5. brettus1963


    Apr 19, 2016
    Damn auto spell check lol
  6. brettus1963


    Apr 19, 2016
    Thanks for the replies, l never done a neck swap before and was curious. Cheers