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Title: Advice needed - 70s P neck on a new Aerodyne body?
Post by: ilan on December 08, 2017, 08:53:41 AM
For my fretless project - saw this Aerodyne body on eBay - does anyone know if the pocket will fit a vintage 70s P neck?

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/VuIAAOSwyYFaJXBM/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: Advice needed - 70s P neck on a new Aerodyne body?
Post by: Dave W on December 08, 2017, 10:41:14 AM
I don't know for sure, but the Aerodyne body ought to accept another 20-fret 4-bolt Fender neck.
Title: Re: Advice needed - 70s P neck on a new Aerodyne body?
Post by: Highlander on December 08, 2017, 01:41:54 PM
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: Advice needed - 70s P neck on a new Aerodyne body?
Post by: Pilgrim on December 08, 2017, 03:25:02 PM
My temptation is to say yes, but there are occasional wrinkles in the Fender stuff I'm not familiar with.

Not to speak heresy, but that might be a question for TalkBass or the Fender Forum.
Title: Re: Advice needed - 70s P neck on a new Aerodyne body?
Post by: Psycho Bass Guy on December 08, 2017, 09:33:40 PM
Fender Japan ought to play nice with old Fender USA, and Aerodynes are amazing basses. I have a first gen one without the Strat jack: one of the VERY few Fender P/J's that works. Also be aware that's not a photography trick; the body IS carved to an arching curve like a Les Paul.
Title: Re: Advice needed - 70s P neck on a new Aerodyne body?
Post by: gearHed289 on December 11, 2017, 08:21:08 AM
The Aerodyne had a 20 fret neck, so you might be in luck?
Title: Re: Advice needed - 70s P neck on a new Aerodyne body?
Post by: ilan on December 13, 2017, 11:11:58 PM
I decided not to buy, I want sunburst. Thinking about this PJ body from Mark Jenny -

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/a/(KGrHqZ,!jgF!tL9f)g(BQYgT5Kv,Q~~/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: Advice needed - 70s P neck on a new Aerodyne body?
Post by: gearHed289 on December 14, 2017, 08:02:09 AM
Now THAT'S cool!
Title: Re: Advice needed - 70s P neck on a new Aerodyne body?
Post by: ilan on January 06, 2018, 08:21:54 AM
Yesterday I ordered that 3TS PJ body from mjtele (http://stores.ebay.com/mjtagedguitarfinishes/_i.html?_dmd=1&_nkw=). Spoke with Matt and he told me they have a 4lbs. ash body - that's very light and so I placed the order.

So it's going to be Jaco-style with a couple of changes - a P neck pickup (70s grey bottom) and unlined fretboard.
Title: Re: Advice needed - 70s P neck on a new Aerodyne body?
Post by: Rob on January 06, 2018, 12:22:38 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: Advice needed - 70s P neck on a new Aerodyne body?
Post by: Dave W on January 06, 2018, 02:49:42 PM
That's definitely on the light side for a J body, even for swamp ash.