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solid basis



Netherlands

Hans
Sep 6th, 2016 11:48 AM        

I just Purchased a used Marcus Miller Jazzbass. Japan 2006.<br /> When I took the neck of, I noticed that the screw next to the tilt bolt, is a normal woodscrew in stead of a threaded bolt that fits into a metal plate on the neck heel.<br /> I didn`t expect this.. Is this a Japan feature only or did Fender USA also did this kind of construction?



solid basis



Netherlands

Hans
Sep 11th, 2016 08:27 AM        

Nobody a clue?



Danny Nader



usa

You should have been there!
Sep 11th, 2016 12:36 PM        

I'm not sure exactly what you're describing. Maybe this picture will help w/ what you're looking for? <br /> <br /> Fender did offer three bolt neck construction on USA instruments in the 70's.



69tele



Gibraltar

Thou Shalt Gas !
Sep 27th, 2016 03:45 AM        

I think what he means is that is a self tapping screw directly into the wood as opposed to a threaded one into a metal receptacle on the body.<br /> <br /> I've had an MM Bass since 2004 but to be honest I've never had the neck off so wouldn't know.<br /> <br /> It however bar none the best bass I have ever owned. Very stable, stays in tune no matter what and great tone.<br /> <br /> Had mine signed by the man himself this summer.



Danny Nader



usa

You should have been there!
Sep 27th, 2016 10:16 AM        

"I think what he means is that is a self tapping screw directly into the wood as opposed to a threaded one into a metal receptacle on the body."<br /> <br /> I thought a picture of the correct set up would be easier than a lot of verbiage. 1000 words, ya know?<br /> <br /> Danny



solid basis



Netherlands

Hans
Oct 13th, 2016 03:49 PM        

Yess 69tele, that`s exactly what I mean. I tried to post pics but this was annoyingly not possible..<br /> I only took the neck of to shim it slightly, It's perfect now. The bass is rocksteady and very stable, has sustain for days, very weighty however but this is normal with the MM bass I understood.



Lewis



USA

Who is E. Sandoval?
Oct 13th, 2016 07:49 PM        

check out the engineering drawings and parts list for the MM<br /> <br />



solid basis



Netherlands

Hans
Oct 14th, 2016 01:25 AM        

This is the latest, so the Mexican version. Seems that the only the Japanese made didn`t use the threaded bolt. Must be a same kind of file available of the Japanese version?



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