I ordered a neck from StewMac and put it on in about 10 minutes.
It plays awesome! Way way better than the stock neck (still looking for a creative use for that...)
Here's a pic or 3.
Posted 02 August 2014 - 03:45 AM
Plays better? I wish I could just get a sunburst 69 and swap a maple neck in place, but I'd rather not have to deal with action/leveling the neck/making sure the neck doesn't interfere with tuning stability. Also the annoying warranty thing where Line 6 yells at you for any customization or personalizing of your JTV.
For a minute there, I lost myself.
Posted 02 August 2014 - 09:59 AM
Boy does it ever! I haven't even had to make any adjustments and it plays well - it was setup as best as possible with the old neck and is pretty intonated with the new one. A couple of twists on the bridge fixed that!
Other than that, I had the issue with the high string slipping off.... even a not-yet-setup neck is better than that.
For what, just north of $100 I am in a much better state.
Posted 02 August 2014 - 12:15 PM
Looks great but I have no idea what your decal says... Which neck did you use? the 5716 standard or 5714 compound? I am contemplating the compound radius but has anyone tried one? any comments?
Quit complaining and DO something or help somebody with their issues...
Posted 03 August 2014 - 04:57 AM
I've had a compound radius neck on my JTV-69 for almost two years. Worked out smashingly well.
40 years of Rock-n-Roll and proud of it!
PRS Custom 24 (1990)
James Tyler Variax JTV-69(k) w/ Strat Neck
Fender / Roland GC-1 Guitar
Boss GP-10 13-pin Processor
Antares ATG-1 Autotune Pedal
Fender Mustang III.v2 Modeling Amp
Posted 05 August 2014 - 02:05 PM
A few questions please:
1. How were the fret ends (edges)? Sharp, or smooth?
2. Did you have to shim the neck to make it fit?
3. Was the nut pre-cut? If so, were the string slots cut correctly for the bridge?
4. Did you have to drill the holes yourself?