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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-25-2015, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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Steps to replace the neck?

I know it's just four bolts, pretty cut n dry, but is Ibanez similar to Fender in the regard that you need to drill out the body holes so that the screws don't bind? I had an old Telecaster once that I replaced the neck on and I ended up having to use an 11/64 drill bit on the body holes to open them up so the screws passed through cleanly. Otherwise, the neck didn't sit flush in the back of the pocket since the screws were binding.

Anyway, considering a neck replacement on an Ibanez but I don't own a drill atm. If I could get by without drilling, that would be awesome.
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I do the same on most of my bodies. Having the neck screws bind against the body is an all to common problem that's easily avoidable.
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I do the same on most of my bodies. Having the neck screws bind against the body is an all to common problem that's easily avoidable.
Thanks! I'll see if I can borrow a drill from a friend then.

You know, it would be absolutely awesome if these guitar makers would just make the body holes bigger from that start, but I suppose there's a reason for it. To streamline the manufacturing process perhaps?
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Thanks! I'll see if I can borrow a drill from a friend then.

You know, it would be absolutely awesome if these guitar makers would just make the body holes bigger from that start, but I suppose there's a reason for it. To streamline the manufacturing process perhaps?
Like anything, there's a trade-off. When the holes for the neck screws are enlargened there's a better chance to misalign the neck in the pocket. The upside is that there's also more room to re-align a neck in a pocket that may not be perfect.
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