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sonic_777111 01-22-2011 08:48 PM

Bass building questions
 
I'm considering building a custom Precision Bass for a band I just joined (that way I can stop borrowing my brother's custom Jazz Bass). I have a few questions about the construction:

1) Are Precision and Jazz necks interchangeable? I really like the P Bass body, but I prefer the feel of the Jazz Bass neck as I have tiny hands.
2) Are there any pickguards available for Precision-style bodies that are cut for Music Man-style humbuckers? The body I'm looking at is routed large enough to fit a humbucker but I can't find such a pickguard.
3) Will a standard P-bass pickup cover go over a humbucker pickup? It looks like it should but I'm not sure.

Thanks for your help.

Reisgar42 01-22-2011 08:57 PM

I only know the answer to the first question, but it's yes. Jazz- and P-bass necks have the same heel and the bodies have the same pocket. They are completely interchangeable.

salgala2000 01-22-2011 09:18 PM

2. Even if you can't find one, it shouldn't be hard a to cut a normal pickgaurd to fit humbuckers.

3. Do you mean actual pickup covers or those metal covers that go over the pups and the strings and are screwed in?

sonic_777111 01-23-2011 10:58 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by salgala2000
3. Do you mean actual pickup covers or those metal covers that go over the pups and the strings and are screwed in?


I was referring to the big metal covers. I'm a fan of that '60's P Bass look.

salgala2000 01-23-2011 11:12 AM

Okay those should fit, they don't fit directly on the pickups.


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