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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rich McCoy, Dec 13, 2013.
Anybody have a Fender J with a P neck?
Show us some pics.
I think I am gonna do it.
I have a Mark Hoppus signature which is a J body, P neck- and reverse P pickups... I love it- feels great and sounds perfect for my bands style of music.
Sorry Rich, but I had to go with "carrots". I may be a fan of Jazz bodies and necks for myself, but that's just me and apparently a few others. Also, in my line of work I've had to undo the wear-and-tear caused by people repeatedly using devices and equipment that aren't suited to their body-types. So I understand how important it is for each of us to use what we are most comfortable with.
If memory serves correct, you're thinking of putting a P-neck on your Blacktop Jazz, yes? I say do it. If it feels "right" in your hands, awesome! If not, live and learn.
Precision body, Jazz neck. That combo, with an added J bridge pu and a rosewood fretboard, makes the Super Fender.
I'd love a P body with a neck right in between P and J width. P's necks are a little too chunky and J's a little too narrow. Does anyone manufacture a neck like that? Warmoth doesn't offer it as an option.
seems like this guy might fit your bill http://www.fender.com/basses/precision-bass/nate-mendel-p-bass-rosewood-fingerboard-candy-apple-red/
There are lots of Ps out there with J necks. That means somewhere out there is a ready supply of P necks and Js without necks. Right?
Right! I want Maple with black block...please!
Personally like the P necks. Having the removable controls of a jazz body to make simple changes is sweet. No cracking of said PG at output jack.
Get a P Jazz guard and a J and you now have options...
Looking at it again, I just now noticed that it has the vintage 7.25" fretboard radius. Interesting. I prefer Jazz-width necks, but I also like a tighter radius. It makes me wonder how it'd feel in my hands.
I am obsessed with P/J's
Here is my 2012 hand stained ash Jazz body with a 2012 50's Roadworn P neck. It is my #1 4 string.
They don't come any bigger and chunkier than that.
As my hands get older I can not play skinny necks. I am shopping for a nice P neck for my other Jazz now.
Thanks, it's a bad cell photo and doesn't show off the nice wood grain at all.
I built it with new Fender parts from The STRATosphere.
I added the 4 band audere preamp and DiMarzio Area J pick ups.
All Fender but the electrics and just the way I want it for about $1000
Carrots: Thunderbird body with a baseball bat neck.
I have a 'Jazz' of sorts with a P-style neck. I love it.
Here is the result:
I tried to put the P neck on my Blacktop Jazz body, but there was a gap between the neck and body I didn't like. But anyway I like my BT Jazz the way it is.
If you are wondering about that strange box down there I wrote up a thread on it:
Nice pics all!
My #1 bass is a J body, with a P style fretless neck 4. I like wide necks but can play any necks regardless of width.
I'm going to be doing this in about a week. I just got my tracking number from Warmoth, neck and associated hardware are on the way.
Coincidentally it is also replacing the fretless neck that came on my MIM jazz. I loved the idea but just couldn't work with it no matter how I tried. Might take a stab at fretless again in a few years, right now I'm just sick of fighting with an instrument I'd rather be playing.
Although I voted p/p, I rocked a 90's fender jazz bass body w/ a 70's fender p neck for years; great bass; still miss it...
After playing this setup I have discovered that single coil jazz PuPs sound best with roundwounds, a high mass bridge would probably be good too. Split P PuPs sound best with flats.
I do like the P neck on the J body. I never really liked rounds on my old P-bass because of the tone I got, but the rounds were easier to play. With this bass I get the playability I like, with the better tone of rounds on jazz bass single coils.
It's pretty cool.
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