#1
Hello Bass Forum. I'm in the market for a project bass. Y'know, a cheap bass made of good wood and solid construction that I can gut and modify to hell.

My plan so far is to take a Squier VM Jazz bass, take off the neck, replace it with a fretless Warmoth neck (I'm thinking an ebony fingerboard, not sure as to neck wood), put some of the Noiseless J Pickups in, and slap a Badass II bridge on it.

I'm just uncertain as to if the neck will fit on the bass.

So, can anyone tell me if my plans will work?

And, on a side note, what do you think would be a good wood to make the neck out of? Maple is the standard, but I think it'd be nice to give something else a shot.

I'll likely be playing this bass in a jazz band and possibly some metal and classic rock stuff.
#2
I don't know if it would work, but maybe you could just de-fret the squier neck?

Would save the hassle of trying to match up a new one.

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#3
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I don't know if it would work, but maybe you could just de-fret the squier neck?

Would save the hassle of trying to match up a new one.

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Yeah, I considered that, but ultimately opted not too. I wanted an ebony fingerboard for sure, a neck wood other than maple, and the Squier's inlays turned me off.