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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-22-2004, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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Unequal screw length for AANJ?

I'm working on a neck switch for an older Radius with an AANJ (a 1993 540R LTD). When I removed the old neck, I noticed that one of the 4 screws was longer than the other three. I carefully laid them out so I wouldn't mix them up, but my 2-year old took care of that. Anyway, I figured I'd just check the hole depth later and figure it out, but it turns out that there are 2 long holes and 2 short holes. So then I figured I'd check another AANJ guitar to determine which hole took the longer screw, but on my S540, all 4 screws are the same length. Does anyone know which of the 4 neck holes is supposed to be the long one? Perhaps they only did this on early AANJ guitars?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-22-2004, 10:31 AM
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The safest place is rear bass side. Listen for a cracking sound as you slowly screw it in. You should be able to feel it bottom out if it's not the right hole.
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yup, what frank said.

often the two screws closer to the bridge are a bit longer than the two closer to the neck since the body is a bit thicker there... glen
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-22-2004, 10:56 AM
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Too much risk. Don't use the body.

So, I'll take it...
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-25-2004, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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OK, thanks for the help. You guys have all the answers. What a resource this site is!

So, the new hole locations are marked on the neck. The 1/8" bit is mounted in the drill press. The depth gauge is set. I'm ready to drill. My finger is on the button, and...

too scary, gotta go have a beer or something. Better do it later.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-23-2004, 07:44 PM
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Hey stratoskier, how did it turn out? Do you now have a js neck on it or what?
Sorry for bringing that old thread back up, but this is just TOO interesting
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-24-2004, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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Yup, I reshaped the JS1000 neck to the AANJ profile (not particularly hard actually), and it's mounted on the 540R body. So I now have a H-S-H Jewel Blue Radius with an AANJ JS1000 neck, and cosmo black hardware including a LoPro. It's pretty much my ideal JS series. I'm really pleased with it. For now, it still has the original F1-C3-F1 pickups. I was planning on replacing those with the usual Fred/PAF Pro combo, but these are actually very versatile, nice sounding pups, and I may just leave them in. I'll post some pictures if I get the camera happening again.
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