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ilan

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Advice needed - 70s P neck on a new Aerodyne body?
« 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?

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Re: Advice needed - 70s P neck on a new Aerodyne body?
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Advice needed - 70s P neck on a new Aerodyne body?
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2017, 01:41:54 PM »
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Re: Advice needed - 70s P neck on a new Aerodyne body?
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Advice needed - 70s P neck on a new Aerodyne body?
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: Advice needed - 70s P neck on a new Aerodyne body?
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2017, 08:21:08 AM »
The Aerodyne had a 20 fret neck, so you might be in luck?

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Re: Advice needed - 70s P neck on a new Aerodyne body?
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2017, 11:11:58 PM »
I decided not to buy, I want sunburst. Thinking about this PJ body from Mark Jenny -

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Re: Advice needed - 70s P neck on a new Aerodyne body?
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2017, 08:02:09 AM »
Now THAT'S cool!

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Re: Advice needed - 70s P neck on a new Aerodyne body?
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2018, 08:21:54 AM »
Yesterday I ordered that 3TS PJ body from mjtele. 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.
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Re: Advice needed - 70s P neck on a new Aerodyne body?
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2018, 12:22:38 PM »
Nice!

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Re: Advice needed - 70s P neck on a new Aerodyne body?
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2018, 02:49:42 PM »
That's definitely on the light side for a J body, even for swamp ash.