#1
I have a fretless Jazz Bass that I never play and want to sell. My sister has a P-bass, but wants a fretless neck. If I switch the necks, does it depreciate the value of the instrument? I'm probably gonna get a new paint job on it, maybe switch out some pickups, but does just the neck change do anything to it?
Last edited by getts182 at Aug 25, 2008,
#2
why dont you just use your sisters P-bass?
much less of a hassle
maybe trade with your sister?
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#3
As long as you don't damage the basses, you can advertise yours as a modded Jazz Bass with a P-bass neck. Some people might actually like that better, I personally prefer the P-bass necks but I like the J-bass tone better.
#4
If I get the paint job done, the neck has to be removed anyways. Also, she likes the sound and feel of the P-Bass, but loves the fretless neck/feel. If I have to take the J-Bass apart anyways for the paint job, I figure why not?, unless it's going to screw with the value of the bass.
#5
Right, I figured it would either mess with value, or could be advertised as modified. Thanks!

I'm still open to other opinions or views. Thanks!
#6
The only way you will kill some of the value is if a buyer wants the warranty which will be voided once the necks are switched but I doubt that will happen.
#7
Yeah. It'll probably just be an eBay or local sale, so probably no worries.