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Old 10-22-2012, 11:21 PM   #1
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switching necks on my jackson

hey guys, so i did this a couple weeks ago:

now it just so happened that one of my cousins buddys had an extra neck



i was wondering how to go about doing this, if there's anything i should/ shouldn't do when changing a neck. it seems pretty straight forward to me but i'd rather be sure before I **** anything up worse.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:39 PM   #2
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I screamed at the first pic.

I'd imagine just screw it in...
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:52 PM   #3
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one is 22 and other is 24 fret. bolt holes probably wont line up and scale will probably be off.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:37 AM   #4
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actually, it fits pretty much exactly how the other one did. i was wondering the same thing myself, but it seems like its gonna work
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:37 AM   #5
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Bolt it on then. Before you string it up, measure from the nut to the 12th fret, and the 12th fret to the bridge. If they match then you're okay.
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:22 PM   #6
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you'll have to re-intonate for sure.
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:54 PM   #7
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Neck pickup is probably going to be in the way of those extra 2 frets. Look how the fret board overhangs the neck.
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:04 PM   #8
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Neck pickup is probably going to be in the way of those extra 2 frets. Look how the fret board overhangs the neck.


your right, the neck does overhang. but the original neck does too, im not 100% sure, but it overhangs pretty much the same as the original does. ill have to take another look at it when i get home

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you'll have to re-intonate for sure.

iv'e heard about this, im not 100% sure how to do it though, is it something i can do myself or do i have to take it to the shop?
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:24 AM   #9
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All you have to do is hold one neck against the other (fretboards touching) and you will see right away where the heels sit compared to each other and will have your answer........I'm picking the intonation will be out. Yes the neck will fit the pocket given the fact that its still a jackson neck. Good thing is you have a pick guard which makes moving the front pick up easier so you can rout out the little bit of the neck joint to correct it. Totally worth do
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:46 AM   #10
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your right, the neck does overhang. but the original neck does too, im not 100% sure, but it overhangs pretty much the same as the original does. ill have to take another look at it when i get home


If it doesn't overhang more it's going to be longer, looking at the pic it's a longer neck and won't be intonated correctly.
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