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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-14-2006, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Will a Ibanez squared heel neck fit a Jackson body?

I want to buy a jackson soloist (string thru mode) and swap the neck for an old school Ibanez squared heel neck (which are HARD to find!) why? because Ibanez dosen't make tune-o-matic bridged string thru body RG style guitars, this way I can have the tone of a TOM guitar and have that awesome Ibanez look.

Is it do able?
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Re: Will a Ibanez squared heel neck fit a Jackson body?

I doubt it because the last fret hangs over the heel...
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Re: Will a Ibanez squared heel neck fit a Jackson body?

Damn it, I just realised my browser made two posts, sorry about that...

It wont? damn again
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Re: Will a Ibanez squared heel neck fit a Jackson body?

is it a 22 fret of 24 fret neck?
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Re: Will a Ibanez squared heel neck fit a Jackson body?

24 fret Ibanez neck on a Jackson body with a 24 fret jackson neck.
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Re: Will a Ibanez squared heel neck fit a Jackson body?

the overhang will more than likely screw everything up...
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Re: Will a Ibanez squared heel neck fit a Jackson body?

Is it possible to trim it a little?
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Re: Will a Ibanez squared heel neck fit a Jackson body?

Ok, you need to ask 2 questions.

1. Is the heel/neck pocket the same dimensions?

2. Is the scale length the same?

If the answer to either of those questions is no it would probably be easier to cut off the Jackson headstock and replace with an Ibanez.
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Re: Will a Ibanez squared heel neck fit a Jackson body?

I'm really confused here. How do you swap the neck on a neck-thru guitar?

?!?!
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Re: Will a Ibanez squared heel neck fit a Jackson body?

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I'm really confused here. How do you swap the neck on a neck-thru guitar?

?!?!
lol, no one said anything about a neck thru model, lol

The scale is the same, the neck pocket size im not to sure about, I see what you mean about the hangover, that might limit the neck pickpup or the whole neck going in.

I will have a look at the bay and see if I see anything.
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Re: Will a Ibanez squared heel neck fit a Jackson body?

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lol, no one said anything about a neck thru model, lol

The scale is the same, the neck pocket size im not to sure about, I see what you mean about the hangover, that might limit the neck pickpup or the whole neck going in.

I will have a look at the bay and see if I see anything.
by scale length, he's talking about the scale length with the neck in place. if your old jackson neck has a heel that goes all the way under the 23rd & 24th frets, then the ibanez neck with the overhang will not work, because essentially, the ibanez neck is a 22 fret neck with the extra frets laying over a small portion of the body (between the neck pickup and back edge of the neck pocket). if the back of the neck pocket is flush up against the neck pickup, then the overhang neck will never intonate right (if you cut off the last 2 frets) because the scale length will be too short.

you could always look into getting a neck custom made. christopher wood's stuff looks pretty good

www.christopherwoods.com
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Re: Will a Ibanez squared heel neck fit a Jackson body?

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lol, no one said anything about a neck thru model, lol
Actually, you did. You said a Soloist. Soloists are neck-thru.
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Re: Will a Ibanez squared heel neck fit a Jackson body?

Yep...Dinkys are bolt on though...
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Re: Will a Ibanez squared heel neck fit a Jackson body?

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Actually, you did. You said a Soloist. Soloists are neck-thru.
0_o, my mistake, I thought jackson called the body shape that, oops....
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