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_tom_

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putting a "shred" neck on a strat?
« on: August 06, 2005, 06:41:37 PM »
I have been thinkin for a while about putting a "shred" style neck on my strat copy..Will it even work, so long as the scale length and fret no's are the same? I wanna turn this thing into a right beast and I think the only way to go is with a reverse headstock Jackson style neck! I found this one off Axes r Us.. its a Mighty Might Jackson style "
the description is :
"JACKSON STYLE NECK WITH SHARK TOOTH INLAYS CUT FOR LOCK NUT with reversed headstock Specs: 22 frets; 25-1/2" scale length; clear satin lacquer finish; C shape; 12" radius; 1-11/16" nut; 2-3/16" heel"

Doesnt look too bad for 69.. although its sold out at the minute, will it work?

Thanks!

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putting a "shred" neck on a strat?
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2005, 06:51:57 PM »
It'll only work if the join is the same.  You're best emailing them and asking if it'll fit your particular guitar.

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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2005, 07:07:41 PM »
Most aftermarket necks are based on Fenders. If you get one from Warmoth, I'm sure it'll fit. The scale and number of frets of this one are the same. Still, I would check if it fits the neck pocket, first.
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2005, 08:17:01 PM »
hmm well its not a Fender, its a Jim Harley strat copy.. I guess I'll email em but can I measure the heel and whatever myself and how?

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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2005, 11:00:00 AM »
Just take off the neck and measure the neck pocket. You'll need the length, width and height. (The length isn't that important though.) Use a slide ruler if you have one.
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2005, 11:54:21 AM »
I only have a B&Q standard tape measure  :P Thanks for your help, hopefully it fits because I have good things planned for this guitar  :D

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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2005, 01:09:37 PM »
Mighty Mite's used to do Fender replacement stuff, so I have a feeling that it will be a straight fit, especially since it has the Fender scale length.  However, even if it is made for a Fender, the pockets do vary a bit in tightness.  I have three Teles and they all have a slightly different fit (don't ask me how I know  :roll: ).

The only other thing to check is that it has a curved neck end (teles have straight, strats have curved).
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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2005, 01:47:30 PM »
ahh ok. I emailed the company and they are out of stock at the minute so they cant measure one up etc for me yet  :(