Haha I see what you're saying, so I should just lop the head and first two frets off my jazz
Actually, killing a jazz bass neck could be an easier way to get to what I want, not sure if I want to headless though.
I'm trying it out with the capo now, feels pretty good. Also a Jazz neck at the 2nd fret is actually ~ 1 11/16''. If I didn't want the option of those high notes, I could just tune down a step and play like that. Quick fix