Fender P-Bass Width at Nut

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  1. pshep68

    pshep68

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    Hi,
    Which of Fender Precision basses has the smallest width at the nut. I know that the Jazz is 1.5. Is there a fender pbass that has a nut width that is close to that measurement?
  2. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    A P bass with a J neck on it, also known as an A neck
    B Neck: 1 5/8"
    C Neck: 1 3/4"
  3. johnson79

    johnson79

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    The Nate Mendel and Duff models are slightly smaller than 1.75. I think 1.625. The P bass specials were 1.5 I think.
  4. Lowbrow

    Lowbrow Supporting Member

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    Mike Dirnts, too, are more narrow than the general modern P.
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  6. ukulelelab

    ukulelelab

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    From top to bottom:
    1974 'A' neck (1 1/2" at the nut)
    1974 'B' neck (1 5/8" at the nut)
    1965 'C' neck (1 3/4" at the nut)

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  7. BIGEJ2

    BIGEJ2 Supporting Member

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    Through Fender's new American Design Experience, you can build P bass with a Jazz neck. Or you could buy a Lakland.
  8. ROOTS_n_FIFTHS

    ROOTS_n_FIFTHS Low end Lover since '78 Supporting Member

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    Closest thing to Jazz bass width is the Nate M neck at 1.61

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