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Fender J body with a P neck?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rich McCoy, Dec 13, 2013.

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what is the most best body/neck combo??? Multiple choice!!!

Poll closed Mar 23, 2014.
  1. Precision body, Jazz neck...

    73 vote(s)
    32.6%
  2. Precision body, Precision neck...

    61 vote(s)
    27.2%
  3. Jazz body, Jazz neck...

    56 vote(s)
    25.0%
  4. Jazz body, Precision neck...

    33 vote(s)
    14.7%
  5. Carrots are for the birds...

    27 vote(s)
    12.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Rich McCoy

    Rich McCoy

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    Hi all.
    Anybody have a Fender J with a P neck?
    Show us some pics.
    I think I am gonna do it.
  2. bolg55

    bolg55

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    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.
  3. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

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    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.
  4. Bass Fund

    Bass Fund

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    Precision body, Jazz neck. That combo, with an added J bridge pu and a rosewood fretboard, makes the Super Fender.
  5. billgwx

    billgwx Supporting Member

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    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.
  6. wild4oldcars

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  7. boombloom

    boombloom Supporting Member

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    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?
  8. mrb327

    mrb327 Just say No to Tort Supporting Member

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    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...
  9. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

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  10. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life. Supporting Member

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    +1,000
    I am obsessed with P/J's
  11. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

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    I do!

    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.

    [​IMG]
  12. mrb327

    mrb327 Just say No to Tort Supporting Member

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    thats sexy
  13. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

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    Thanks, it's a bad cell photo and doesn't show off the nice wood grain at all.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    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
  14. Gaolee

    Gaolee The Fat Violin Supporting Member

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    Carrots: Thunderbird body with a baseball bat neck.
  15. pedrodelawasp

    pedrodelawasp

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    I have a 'Jazz' of sorts with a P-style neck. I love it.

    [​IMG]
  16. Rich McCoy

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  17. Radio Face

    Radio Face

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    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.
  18. Jonithen

    Jonithen Supporting Member

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    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.
  19. GreaserMatt

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    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...
  20. Rich McCoy

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    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.

    Rock on!

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