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Old February 17th, 2010, 04:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Squire neck

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I am looking to buy a neck for a project that i will complete hopefully over the next fews months. I was just wondering if you could look over the specs and tell me if theres anything to look out for.


SPECIFICATIONS

SCALE LENGTH: 25.5 INCHES
FRETS: 21
WIDTH AT NUT: 42MM
NOMINAL NECK POCKET DIMENSIONS TO SUIT: 3 inch x 2-3/16 inch x 5/8 inch (76.2m x 55.5mm x 15.8mm)
FRET SIZE: 2.3MM X 1.3MM (UNDRESSED)
THICKNESS AT NUT: 21.5MM
THICKNESS AT 12TH FRET: 23.2MM
PROFILE: ROUND C
FINISH: SATIN POLY
TUNER HOLE SIZES: 10.5MM
TRUSS ROD ADJUSTMENT: AT HEAD END OF FINGERBOARD
necks may be 21 or 22 frets depending on stock

Any problems? or things i need to look out for?

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This may seem stupid but whats 13/32" in mm?

Thanks again

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Old February 17th, 2010, 05:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My expeirences with my last project suggest that you need to be very careful with Squier/Fender dimensions.

I,ve generally thought that a Squier neck will fit Fender bodies and vice versa.
If you have a Fender body,then look for a Fender neck.

Trem blocks,Tuners and routs are all over the place with Squiers.
My theory is that overseas factories use metric and the Americans use imperial.
And even thats a bit different to UK imperial.

Just a case of Caveat Emptor (buyer beware).

Hope I,m of SOME help.
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Old February 17th, 2010, 10:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Is there a huge difference in quality of a squire neck as opposed to a fender neck?
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Old February 17th, 2010, 11:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Is there a huge difference in quality of a squire neck as opposed to a fender neck?
Yes.

There are so many different kinds of necks, its not funny.
It comes down to a personal decision on what you like and the thickness, radius, jumbo frets, medium frets, ect...

I think you understand from that.

As for it being squier and fender, personal preference.
I prefer my squier jazz bass neck over my Fender Jazz neck.

So its a vast neck world out there :P


Tommy, i have no idea, i don't usually do neck switching, haha.
Sorry i am not of help.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 12:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I like the neck on my Squier better than the Fender American Special Stratocaster I have been toying with at GC the last few weeks,just didn't feel right . that sealed the deal in buying some better pups (and other goodies) from GF for a quarter of the price of the FASS.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 02:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I just picked up a Mighty Mite neck on eBay for $90 shipped. I've got 2 Tele projects going - one started as a Squier Standard, the other is a Mighty Mite body and neck. I think that the two are pretty comparable in terms of overall quality. Decent 1 piece maple necks with rosewood boards (the Mighty Mite has the nicer board, hands down - in fact, it is much nicer). Both need some fret dressing and quite a bit of nut work (really high slots on both - a bit higher on the MM neck). The frets were nice and level on both, and both have comfortable medium C-ish neck profiles.

I had the Squier neck on the MM body, with no problems (and the MM neck on the MM body obviously works fine) - but haven't tried the MM neck on the Squier body. I don't see why it wouldn't work, though. My intonation was spot on even after the neck swap. And, fitting a neck to a pocket won't be very difficult as they will be quite close. Also, the MM body accepted asian hardware (rather than USA) - and MM is made in (Korea I think) Asia.

Point being, give Mighty Mite a look.
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Old February 19th, 2010, 03:06 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replys.

Anyone know of any other good neck manufacuters that are either in Australia or ship international? I'm not looking to spend heaps of money.

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What's a neck for a little used rosewood neck off a MIM Strat worth? I know of one I can get rather cheaply.
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Old February 20th, 2010, 12:09 AM   #9 (permalink)
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A MIM neck will generally run at least as much if not more than a Mighty Mite.

I'm sure you can get Mighty Mite in Oz as well.
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Ok i got a mighty mite neck off ebay which came with fender tuners which i am really happy about. I figure i might make this into my personal help thread.

I think i'm going to get Tonerider City Limits for there quality and price.

I need some help/info/explaining on the rest of my pickguard.
What kind of pots, caps, switches do i need? (as i have no idea about them and where should i buy them, local (australia) is best but not a must)

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Mail tonyw , he's in OZ and maybe he can put something togeather for you as he likes building.
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Ok i got a mighty mite neck off ebay which came with fender tuners which i am really happy about. I figure i might make this into my personal help thread.

I think i'm going to get Tonerider City Limits for there quality and price.

I need some help/info/explaining on the rest of my pickguard.
What kind of pots, caps, switches do i need? (as i have no idea about them and where should i buy them, local (australia) is best but not a must)

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Old February 24th, 2010, 08:12 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I use allparts mitey mite and squier necks. with squiers just look close and be care ful. the last one I bought is beautiful. heres some pics.


heres the body it will be going on

a mockup with the squier neck and the rosewood guard
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Old February 26th, 2010, 07:27 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Has anyone used the website:

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Looks pretty good to me but sometimes looks can be deceiving.

Any thoughts?


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Old February 26th, 2010, 10:03 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Your Tonerider pups will come with a wiring diagram which is helpful.

You will be looking for CTS 250k tone/vol pots and a 0.022k capacitor.
The orange drop ones are very popular.
If its a Squier you,re upgrading,be careful where you put the cap.
They can get pinched between the pots and the body routs.
You can play around with the tone cap,Tonerider make a suggestion with the wiring plan but I went for the "default" 0.022k and I,m very happy but you,ll decide what one to use for a given style of music.

I also used Fender branded tuners on a Squier neck which I like a lot,now I,ve had a good fettle.
If you do that as well be aware that Squier tuners have one locating lug on the back but the fenders have 2.
So you,ll need to get handy with a drill and 2mm bit.

Hope this helps out.
Lets see the project when you,re done.

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