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Old 11-11-2012, 08:24 PM   #1
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Swapping necks

So I have an Ibanez GRX 40, and I want to swap the neck out for an old Squier neck which is actually quite comfortable. Apparently both have a 25.5 scale, so would there be any issues with this?
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:29 PM   #2
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It needs to fit properly in the neck socket. You can use new screw holes in you need too.

Scale needs to be exact. Is there any fretboard overhang that will effect pick-up interference?
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There isn't any overhang on the Squier neck. It's flush.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:39 PM   #4
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There isn't any overhang on the Squier neck. It's flush.


Is te neck pocket profile the same?? Same number of frets?
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:44 PM   #5
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I haven't seen both of the neck profiles but


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They look very similar
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:00 PM   #6
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It needs to fit properly in the neck socket. You can use new screw holes in you need too.

Scale needs to be exact. Is there any fretboard overhang that will effect pick-up interference?


Fretboard overhang wouldn't effect pickup interference at all though?
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Fretboard overhang wouldn't effect pickup interference at all though?


It sure can.... all depends on the pick-up placement and number of frets involved. From going 21 to 22 frets, etc. In his case it shouldn't. I don't have any experience with either of these guitars.
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It sure can.... all depends on the pick-up placement and number of frets involved. From going 21 to 22 frets, etc. In his case it shouldn't. I don't have any experience with either of these guitars.


That's pickup placement though. Otherwise how much it overhangs shouldn't matter.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:42 PM   #9
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That's pickup placement though. Otherwise how much it overhangs shouldn't matter.


No. These guitars are already made.... The pickups are already placed. Again on his guitar it shouldn't matter. The times I have seen that was on some sort of super strat, guy switching from 21 to 22 and it contacted the pick-up.
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No. These guitars are already made.... The pickups are already placed. Again on his guitar it shouldn't matter. The times I have seen that was on some sort of super strat, guy switching from 21 to 22 and it contacted the pick-up.


Then the only thing that may effect the tone would be having to lower the pickup. A piece of wood between the strings and pickup wouldn't change the sound at all.
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The neck's thickness differance at the end may cause action issues. Are both necks the same dimension in depth where it attaches to the guitar? Also, the neck's angle to the body may be different, requiring bridge adjustments. Good luck.
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You'll need to make sure the neck pocket/heel sizes match.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:00 PM   #13
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This seems like a lot more work than it's worth. I may just buy some basswood cheap and make a body...
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:12 PM   #14
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Don't you have both pieces? Just test fit and if see if anything is screwy.
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