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 swap necks on pgm300 and pgm301 
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Post swap necks on pgm300 and pgm301
at this point i think i prefer the neck on my 300 but love everthing else about my 301. i was wondering if i could swap the necks on them. but then i realized they have different dimensions, the 301 is a 2007 so it has the new neck. and the 300 has the place for the locking nut but the trem is blocked. is swapping the necks possible?


Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:52 am
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Was it you that said you liked the new profile?
If so it does make a big difference with the old profile when you try to go
back and forth.


Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:05 pm
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i liked the new one at first but then when i play my 300 i enjoy the lesser stretch i have to do. but the main thing, the neck on my 300 looks alot straighter and i can can the action about 2 mm lower on the 300. i dont know if switching the necks would allow for lower action on my 301... what do u think?


Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:11 pm
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Sounds like you need to adjust the 301. There is simply not enough difference between the necks to warrant swapping them.


Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:31 am
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ive taken the 301 in twice and my tech cant do anymore.
my question is.. would swapping them even be possible with their different dimensions?


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There is a 2mm difference in width at the last fret between the neck on your 300, and your 301. The 301 is wider. (Thanks Ibanez. :roll: ) It will bolt up, but there is some serious gap. Here's some pictures to show the difference. --Jason

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Tue Sep 16, 2008 2:57 pm
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thanks for the great pictures. do u actually have ur guitar set up like that?
so im assuming i could bolt on the neck to my 300 but the larger neck wouldnt work with the 300? dang it... cuz i want to keep both guitars funtional.


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No, I took those shots of my friends 301 when I set it up for him. I had the old profile neck handy so I took some pictures to show the difference between the old and new necks.

The 301 neck won't work on the 300 without serious modification to the neck pocket. The 300 neck will work on the 301, but you're going to have a bunch of shimming to do so the neck doesn't walk all over the place. If you prefer the neck on the 300, my advice is this. Keep your eyes open for an 03' or 04' 301. They still have the old neck profile. Looking around for a different tech to take the 301 to probably wouldnt be a bad idea either. --Jason

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How many offers are in front of me for that neck, Jason?

Looks pretty.


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frehley6986 wrote:
How many offers are in front of me for that neck, Jason?

Looks pretty.


None, but to get it you're probably going to have to buy the rest of the stuff that I'm going to attach to it! :wink: The "project" I'm using that neck for is about 75% done. I'm just waiting on the last pickup I ordered to come in so I can finish up the routing. I'm going to try and have it done within the next month. :twisted: --Jason

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