'60s Jazz "stack knob" plate same size as 3-knob version?

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  1. milocj

    milocj Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Not sure if this forum has enough gearheads to know the answer or not. I'm putting together a partscaster Jazz Bass for a buddy and am wondering if the routing and mounting holes are the same for the vintage stack knob versions as they are for the later 3-knob.

    I already have a plate and plenty of pots for the later versions, but if the stack knob plate is a direct replacement I may try grabbing one of those and wiring that up first since he's played an original and liked that set-up a bit more. If the plate isn't a drop in for the standard version (which this body has already had installed in the past) its not worth the cost of the stacked pots and knobs to give it a try.

    Thanks.
     
  2. erratick

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    Same if you are using American Fender type parts. Some of the Squiers have little tiny pots.
     
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    milocj Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Thanks.
    Not using a Squier body so I can try the '60s wiring.
     
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    Here's a pic of a friends original (strings also) stack knob jazz.He has me in his will to get it if he goes 1st. IMG_2500.JPG
     
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    Same dimensions ...

    Leo would never have replaced a pickguard or a body (or changed the rooting) just because of new electronics ... ;)
     
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