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#1 chrisusher

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 07:32 AM

Hi,

 

I've scoured the forums on this and I can't seem to find all the answers to my questions.

 

I'm interested in doing a neck transplant for my JTV-69, its one of the earliest stock of the korean versions so it does have some issues with the neck.

 

Its now out of warranty, so I am looking to make some improvements to the hardware but I don't want to effect the technology. 

 

I'm looking to replace with a standard fender neck but the ones I can find on ebay in the UK (which are sparse as I don't want to spend 000s on a new neck.

 

One replacement neck I am looking at now has 21 frets whereas the standard neck on the 69 has 22.  Does anyone know if you can transplant a 21 fret neck onto the jtv-69?

 

Also I am interested in turning my HSS into an SSS, probably replacing all the pickups, if anyone has had any experience of this I would love to hear it.

 

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Chris


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#2 jandrio

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 09:48 AM

Check out this one.

 

http://line6.com/sup...erising-my-69s/

 

As far as the a 21 fret neck is concerned, ...I've got a feeling that "mathematically" speaking it won't fit. It means that u are changing scale length, so the whole "resonance" of the instrument will be different. But I am not a luthier, so may be I am wrong.

 

For the HSS 2 SSS conversion check out this one:

 

JTV Pickup Wiring Diagrams


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#3 cruisinon2

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 10:11 AM

A number of guys have gone with the Mighty Mite necks and been pleased with the results. They can be found any number of places online. I recall a thread in which someone who claimed to have worked for Warmoth said that their strat necks would not fit the JTV for some reason, but I have a Warmoth neck on one of my Strats, and a buddy who did a transplant with his 69. Just for laughs, I took the neck off the strat just to see if it would fit in the neck pocket of the 69 body, and it slipped right it with no issues. Not too tight, not too loose.Obviously the holes didn't line up so I couldn't put strings on, but I measured all the heel dimensions of both necks, and they were exactly the same, so I can't see a reason why it wouldn't work...but then again this was only half an experiment. I should also note that the Warmoth neck in question is about 15 years old, so who knows if their specs have changed slightly since then???
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#4 Charlie_Watt

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 10:33 AM

The only issue I have heard of with the Warmoth neck is that the holes do not line up.  That's easy to deal with. 


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#5 cruisinon2

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 10:49 AM

The only issue I have heard of with the Warmoth neck is that the holes do not line up.  That's easy to deal with.


And if you're buying a new one, they don't come pre-drilled anyway...at least they didn't way back when. Can't imagine they do now...
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#6 Charlie_Watt

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:25 PM

From what I read in forums, you have to ask them not to pre drill it.  Then you could carefully drill holes to match the body.


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#7 reddwarf

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 04:03 PM

The 21 fret neck might fit but it depends on the 22 that was on it. Is it an overhanging 22 fret neck? If so they should be interchangeable like many fender guitars. If not, the necks may be slightly different in length and mount differently. Best to stay with a 22 fret neck.


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#8 guilhordas

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 01:06 PM

Anyone know of a strat neck fits in the jtv 69?


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Jtv 69 , pod hd 500, suhr S3,prs custom 22, Gibson SG standard 96, fender plus strat 93


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 01:26 PM

http://line6.com/sup...69s/#entry33286

 

http://line6.com/sup...69s/#entry34085


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#10 leff321

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 01:30 AM

Hi. I have just replaced the neck on my jtv-69 (made in korea). It is a 21 fret neck and the neck is a typical strat neck. It was made in Japan, an wow what a neck! Its a bit thinner and another shape (dont know what shape) but for me its an incredible upgrade. It also sound better now.

 

The simulation sounds is just the same as before. (I really dont like those sounds, but its fun to use at home sometimes) The only simulation that sounds ok to me is the telecaster. So I sometimes use that with a drop-d. I also have the pod hd 500x and a dt25, but will sell the dt25 soon. I use the pod hd 500 as a effect pedal board live, and home with my macbook.

 

I am now thinking of changing the pups... maybe Lollar. Any ideas what will be good for that guitar? I am playing jazz, blues, country, pop, fusion and so on.


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#11 jandrio

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 03:31 AM

Could u post neck pics?


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