Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2012 12:54 PM (in response to hurrells)Re: Can a Variax 500 neck be installed onto a Variax 300?
changing the neck shouldn't be any particular problem... no variax electronics there....
i'd ask your luthier this question though....
most of them will make anything happen for the right money....
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2012 6:40 PM (in response to TheRealZap)Re: Can a Variax 500 neck be installed onto a Variax 300?
Thanks for the response. Yes, for the right $$$ I'm sure he would. ;-)
Anyways, I was hoping that somebody either had both of these Variaxae (plural?) around and could look at:
- The general shape and height of the neck pocket.. Some (1) posts on the internet say they are exactly the same.
- The layout of the bolts. Specifically, do they have the same pattern? No pictures on the internet of the 500.
A person (eg: music store employee, Line6 staff) should be able to tell alot just by eyeballing the two items.
I have acess to a Variax 300 and a top end Variax JT which is not the same thing at my local store.
Take a tape measure to them. Take a picture from the top, back and sides if possible.
I also have access to a few squier necks so I may go that route like so many others....
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2012 6:14 AM (in response to hurrells)Re: Can a Variax 500 neck be installed onto a Variax 300?
good luck, sounds like a decent project....
if i had a 500 i'd take a look... but i only have the 600/JTV59
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2012 9:20 AM (in response to TheRealZap)Re: Can a Variax 500 neck be installed onto a Variax 300?
with a pro at hand you can put any neck you want on that body.. personally id go with your favorite fender neck. the strat neck should drop in. he will be checking your nut to saddle length to correctly set that in. there isnt as much to it as you may think....
i did these measurments last year and the strat neck was a drop in. somewhere back in all the posts those measurments are posted..
the advantage to the 500 neck vs the 300. i think its just personal preference.. do you want a gibson feel or a fender feel.. the necks are based on that in my opinion.. i see no advantage of 3 on a side tuners or 6 on one side.. i think they went to 6 on a side with the 300 because it completed the strat look rather than look like a mungrel guitar.. i think you might want to try some other fender necks before settling on a squire neck.. but even the squire neck is an up grade.. i never liked the neck on my 300.. too thick and clunky.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 1, 2012 7:42 AM (in response to hurrells)Re: Can a Variax 500 neck be installed onto a Variax 300?
I wanted to report that the Variax neck transplant was a success.
The V600? neck fit perfectly on the V300 and the black grover heads look great.
The work, as well as fixing my "analog cuts out" solder problem cost about 3 hrs work.
Thanks for everybody's responses.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 3, 2012 2:15 PM (in response to hurrells)Re: Can a Variax 500 neck be installed onto a Variax 300?
well thats most likely due to the 600 being a 300 with a tremelo. anyhow enjoy