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Jazz neck on a P-Bass?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by devnulljp, Mar 12, 2014.


  1. devnulljp

    devnulljp Supporting Member

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    Thinking about trying a fretless neck on my PBass as I'm playing my (fretted) Rick more these days.

    Wondering if you can fit a Jazz bass neck to a PBass body without modifying either, or is it a Strat/Tele situation where the neck pockets are different? I think I'd prefer the thinner jazz neck for fretless -- used to have a fretless Tokai JB.

    Anyone done it?

    (FWIW, it's a 70s PBass that's already been modded with a bridge JB pu, so no big deal on changing things around -- it's not a pristine 62 or anything).
     
  2. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

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    you may need to adjust neck pocket but it's not a show stopper .
     
  3. Bobster

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    Unless it's a single-coil type of P bass, it should be a drop-in fit.

    Lots of threads on this.

    Only possible issue is depth of neck pocket vs thickness of bridge.

    All the best,

    Bob
     
  4. acebase62

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  6. devnulljp

    devnulljp Supporting Member

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    Great, thanks guys.
     
  7. derrico1

    derrico1 Supporting Member

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    Most Fender P basses will take a Fender J neck as a drop in; just be ready to shim.
     
  8. audioglenn

    audioglenn Gold Supporting Member

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    I've done it many times and have never had to do any modifications. Go for it! You'll be glad you did.
     

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