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Old 01-22-2011, 08:48 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 01-22-2011, 08:57 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 01-22-2011, 09:18 PM   #3
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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?
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:58 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:12 AM   #5
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Okay those should fit, they don't fit directly on the pickups.
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