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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by snufflewagon, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. snufflewagon


    Jun 22, 2008
    so lately i've been looking into putting a fender neck on my thunderbird...just wondering how challenging this will be
    because ive never done anything like this before

    while im at it anyone already have one? pictures are most appreciated.

    thanks all
  2. Wait, you are here since june and didn't saw all the Fenderbirds?
  3. snufflewagon


    Jun 22, 2008
    to be honest..im not on that much
    i dont spend to much time on the computer
    with work and school and band practice
    i was just curious
  4. bassvirtuoso

    bassvirtuoso My God, it's full of chrome! Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Did it, not something you should really do on your own. The neck pocket will not fit a Fender neck immediately, the neck pocket is too small. It must be routed a bit wider, and depending on the finish, the veneer can flake and crack when routed into. The only reason to do this is if you don't like the P-width and want a narrower neck. Otherwise your Thunderbird is essentially already a Fenderbird, it is actually a Fender with humbuckers (alder body and maple/rosewood neck).

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