Telecaster Bass Neck Replacement

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by thedbldilema, May 13, 2019.


  1. I have a question for you fine people.

    I have a fully loaded body for a '72 Telecaster Bass that someone so lovingly tried to put a Precision Bass neck on. Yikes.

    Anyway, I want to get the correct period spec'd neck made for it and I was look for recommendations.

    The only trouble I have run into thus far is that the 72's and onward have a bullet truss rod adjustment and the makers I have found so far do not offer that as an option.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. If you're getting a custom made neck just the the fella doing the work you want a bullet TR nut. Another option is buy a P-bass neck,reshape the headstock and retro-fit a bullet nut.

    Replace truss rod nut to a bullet style nut

    ps A P-bass headstock is plenty big enough to reshape.
     
  3. Nathan Waterman

    Nathan Waterman

    Apr 27, 2019
    Help: i am looking for a replacement for my 73 mudbucker Tele neck, and i do not know who makes one. Warmoth only offers 1 1/2 inch nut width[ j bass], or 1 11/16 inch nut width [p bass]. Does anyone make the 1 5/8 inch nut width that my bass came with?
     
  4. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    I don't know if there is anything special about a bullet truss rod, but the bullet nuts are available at StewMac and will fit a normal Fender truss rod.
    Bullet Truss Rod Nut for Fender | stewmac.com
     
  5. E S Anderson

    E S Anderson

    Dec 26, 2016
    Los Angeles
    I know this is an old thread but I just came across this.
    VINTAGE 1972 FENDER TELECASTER BASS NECK - MAPLE - FULLERTON, CA USA. | eBay
     
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