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#1 arislaf

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:23 AM

Missing only a maple fretboard! 

 

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#2 TheRealZap

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:32 AM

buy one of the black SSS 69's and swap necks then sell the "rare" black SSS with rosewood :D


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#3 arislaf

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:34 AM

Good one!


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#4 Charlie_Watt

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:57 AM

Buy a Warmouth Strat Neck. 


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#5 snhirsch

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 05:07 PM

Buy a Mighty-Mite neck from Stew-Mac.  I have the rosewood fretboard, compound radius version on my 69 and would never go back.  Maple fretboard is a few bucks more.


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:18 AM

picked up a electronic dead 600. Put the neck on my JTV69.  Works great-Very happy-no mods needed.


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#7 clay-man

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 12:35 PM

picked up a electronic dead 600. Put the neck on my JTV69.  Works great-Very happy-no mods needed.

 

I love the 600 neck, at least the feel. Mine needs a fret job to get rid of fret buzz but other than that it's great.

 

I'd also suggest trying to swap the nuts on the guitar if possible.


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#8 bob1474

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 02:45 AM

Hi- Actually, All i did was use, as I always do, a bit of "nut sauce" on the string contact points, and since I already had locking tuners on the 600 neck, did not need to alter  anything else. Peachy!!!    Bob


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#9 sinistralx

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 10:32 AM

Buy a Mighty-Mite neck from Stew-Mac.  I have the rosewood fretboard, compound radius version on my 69 and would never go back.  Maple fretboard is a few bucks more.

 

would love to see pics!!!


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#10 snhirsch

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 06:04 PM

Here you go!

 

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 11:06 PM

God, a proper headstock makes the 69 look 1000000000 more better.


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 04:28 AM

God, a proper headstock makes the 69 look 1000000000 more better.

 

Not to mention what it does for the playability!  I tried real hard to like the OEM neck, but it's just too narrow at the top for my fat fingers and jumbo frets don't cut it for my playing style. 


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 06:43 AM

Here you go!

 

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Excellent!!! I am sold!!!!!... I have the same 69.... may go with a maple neck.......

 

Looks ALOT better with strat neck


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#14 guitar4u

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 11:18 AM

Buy a Mighty-Mite neck from Stew-Mac.  I have the rosewood fretboard, compound radius version on my 69 and would never go back.  Maple fretboard is a few bucks more.

 

Will this neck fit, without needing to make modifications? Otherwise, what's involved?


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#15 snhirsch

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 12:11 PM

At a minimum, you will need to locate and drill four holes for the mounting screws.  It's not rocket science, but things do need to be carefully aligned and the holes drilled to the proper depth using the proper drill size.  I chickened out and had a local guitar tech do it.  In my case, the set angle wasn't quite right and the neck needed to be shimmed.  I cannot remember if the nut was pre-slotted or not.   Initial results were quite good and the playability was greatly improved.  This round cost me about $75 on top of the neck purchase.

 

A few months later, I sent the guitar to Steve Weber for a Plek setup.  He fixed the neck set properly by shaving the back of the heel.  Results this time were spectacular!  I know there's controversy about the Plek machine, but I have never seen such a perfect job of fret leveling in my life.  No buzz, no choking out on high string bends.  Expect a Plek setup to run $2-300.

 

Basically, when you start this type of rework expect the results to be proportional to how much effort gets put into it.  Unless you have a fair amount of experience working on guitars it's probably not something to tackle at home.


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40 years of Rock-n-Roll and proud of it!

 

PRS Custom 24 (1990) w/ GK-3 Hex PU

James Tyler Variax JTV-69(k) w/ Strat Neck

Roland GR-55 Guitar Synth

QSC K10 FRFR

 






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