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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-17-2012, 05:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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fitting or replacing a neck

Hi, I have a guitar building project on the go.
I bought a mahogany iceman/destroyer body and plan to use some stuff off my old jem555 with it.
Most stuff will be new except edge pro 2 bridge and the wizard ii neck(for the time being).

Its going great. its fuc**ng gorgeous. im just really unsure if there is a good and bad way to fit the old neck. Is it as simple as screwing it on the new body or should more steps and care be taken first. Im most concerned about neck angle and alignment and any potential damage i could do if im a dumbass, cheers guys for any support.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-17-2012, 08:10 AM
 
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Re: fitting or replacing a neck

well, you just have to screw it on. You may use some paper and tape to adjust the neck angle if you have to, but otherwise you should be fine.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-17-2012, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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Cheers. I thought so. Just sounded too easy tho.
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Re: fitting or replacing a neck

As long as the holes line up and the scale length etc is correct then it is that simple, with shimming etc to get the best action.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-17-2012, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: fitting or replacing a neck

Yeah ok. The neck is off a jem 555 and the body is a replacement to fit wizard and Jem profile necks. If the holes line up then the scale length should be correct i guess. Any advice on shimming . Oh and how deep should the neck pocket be. I feel the neck sits a little high over the body but I'm bot sure tbh. I guess if it is a little high them the bridge would just need to be raised to accommodate it?
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Re: fitting or replacing a neck

19mm pocket .
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19mm pocket .
Cheers Zoot. any advice on shims?
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Cheers Zoot. any advice on shims?
Each guitars need for shims is different. The only way to know what shims you need (if any) is to put it together, set it up, and play. You'll then be able to evaluate the action/playability.
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Re: fitting or replacing a neck

I kinda thought that would be the case. but was hoping there'd be a more Dumbass proof, txt book method. One thing I can do is make sure the neck pocket is 19mm deep first. Cheers for all your help guys. I'm new here so thanks for making me feel welcome!
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