|Jah Wobble Fan ||01-10-2014 02:06 PM |
Custom shop Jazz neck on '57 RI P bass
Got a hankering to mix and match some bass guitar parts.
Specifically, I've got a killer quarter sawn Fender CS jazz neck I think would marry nicely with the body my 57 RI.
Has anyone tried this combo?
|Mastermold ||01-10-2014 02:13 PM |
Jazz neck on a P-bass? Never been done. ;)
|Jah Wobble Fan ||01-10-2014 02:17 PM |
Haha - touche! And yes, it has all been done -- except that the devil is in the details, and I specifically wondered how a rosewood jazz fingerboard would compliment/effect the raised pole pickup on the '57. I'm hoping to tame the bright high end sound of the '57 and end up with something akin to a CS '59 but with a jazz neck.
Any anecdotal info welcome, cheers
|Mastermold ||01-10-2014 02:34 PM |
The AV '57 pickup is pretty punchy. Not sure if changing the neck would make a noticeable change in that, but it's easy enough to take a screwdriver to those four neck bolts and find out. As an aside, I really like the neck that comes on the AV '57, it's wide and flat like my '64. Very comfy.
|Jah Wobble Fan ||01-10-2014 04:29 PM |
thank you kindly - and I do appreciate that the '57's chunky neck is the main selling point for most fans of that particular bass.
Anyone else tried a swap with these specific components?
|Lou Bottini ||01-10-2014 04:48 PM |
The bass in my avatar started out with a '72 Precision "A" neck. Super narrow 1 7/16" at the nut. Dan Ransom in S.F. built the alder body finished by Pat Wilkins. This is always my go to bass. Love this set up.
Easy to do neck swap; try it.
|Jah Wobble Fan ||01-10-2014 04:56 PM |
Will do - thanks, Lou!
|Freddels ||01-10-2014 08:31 PM |
The heal on the AVRI basses is a little wider than the "modern" basses. Check to see if the width on you CS neck is the same as the '57.
|Jah Wobble Fan ||01-10-2014 09:05 PM |
Thanks for pointing that detail out, I'll compare the specs on the heel of the two necks as you suggest.
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