Wild enough to work?!

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by Tele-varius, Dec 29, 2020.

  1. Tele-varius

    Tele-varius TDPRI Member

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    Wild idea here...talk me off the ledge if this will damage anything but...

    I've got a Squier Telecaster (MIC early 2000s) and its tuning pegs disintegrated and fell apart recently. Would a 2002 MIM Strat neck fit the body and give me a usable guitar?

    Also, can anyone point me in the direction of some tuning pegs that will fit this Squier's neck? I'd like to get some Fenders on there and upgrade the Squier neck. I don't know anything about this stuff so I appreciate any guidance.
     
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    Pictures? The big thing is measuring the holes in the headstock to see what diameter bushing you need. Second would be the screw holes that may or may not be covered by new tuners. Get past that and any tuner will work.
     
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    Generally, a Strat neck will work on a Tele body.
     
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    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

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    Good tuners are gonna be cheaper than a strat neck

    Always thought the strat headstock looked over indulgent. Who wants all that wood around
     
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    68Telebass Friend of Leo's

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    Should work with Strat neck. Also check out Wilkinson tuners. Reasonable cost, and models to fit Strat/Tele necks. Just check the diameter of the tuning peg holes as mentioned earlier.
     
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  7. 68Telebass

    68Telebass Friend of Leo's

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    These are their “vintage”.
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    just do a quick search on Amazon.
     

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  8. Tele-varius

    Tele-varius TDPRI Member

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    Thanks everyone, should have mentioned that I already own the Strat neck, so wouldn't need to purchase it. Thought of seeing if the Squier body and Strat neck would fit.
     
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    68Telebass Friend of Leo's

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    Let us know!! A Tele player in a band (sort of near me) in Phoenix has a strat neck on his- he says it’s the Best of Both Worlds!
     
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    It’ll look a little goofy with those gaps in the corners of the pocket, but in my experience it can be done. Doesn’t hurt to try!
     
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    Go for it!
     
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    Strat neck on a tele body? It worked for Clapton! Go for it!
     
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    I'm a fan of that idea, if it works.
     
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    May have to round the corners of the neck, no biggie:cool:
     
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