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Swapping a 20 fret neck for a 21 fret neck

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by topper, Apr 25, 2009.


  1. So I'm planning a parts bass and just realized I have a problem. The body i'm using came from a bass with a 20 fret neck. The neck I was planning on using has 21 frets.

    I assume my only option is going to be to route out the neck pocket right? The body had a bridge on it and I don't know if i can move it and still hide the holes.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses
    Some necks have an extension that allow more frets,your neck may not have this but you could modify it so that it does and fits the bodys pocket. Here's an example of what I'm talking about.
    Picture084-4.
     
  3. Or, move the bridge, whichever is more suitable. (not necessarly easiest)
     

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